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Troopers: Vehicle kills man suspected in earlier hit-and-run

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:22:36 AM CST   Updated On: Aug 26 2013 05:13:52 PM CDT

A suspect in a hit-and-run crash was killed by another vehicle an hour later, the Highway Patrol said.

According to troopers, 61-year-old Jerry Grier, of Richlands, was walking along Highway 258 near Poney Farm Road in Jacksonville because his car had broken down. But at about 10 p.m. Friday, a passing van hit Grier, who died at the scene, investigators said.

The victim was suspected in a hit-and-run that happened an hour before he was killed, said troopers. Grier allegedly rear-ended a car on Firetower Road and drove away from the scene.

According to troopers, they realized Grier was involved in that hit-and-run after they inspected his vehicle.

At last check, the driver of the van that killed Grier had not been charged.