(UPDATE Thursday 9:35 a.m.) – St. Joseph Police have identified the pedestrian who died after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 36 Wednesday afternoon.
According to Capt. Jeff Wilson with the department, 29-year-old Kyle Juhl of Wathena got out of his vehicle on the highway to help another driver experiencing a medical issue. Juhl was hit by another vehicle and died a short time later.
(UPDATE Wednesday 10 p.m.) Police confirm the pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Highway 36 Wednesday afternoon has died.
A pedestrian was hit Wednesday afternoon on Highway 36.
According to Capt. Jeff Wilson with the St. Joseph Police Department, around 2:20 p.m. the driver of a vehicle on 36 Highway just west of the Belt Highway was experiencing a medical issue. A person in another vehicle stopped to help and was hit by a third vehicle on Highway 36.
The pedestrian and the person with the medical issue were both taken to the hospital.
Updates will be posted when more information is released.