Authorities have confirmed a dead body was discovered early Thursday morning along Interstate 70, near Fort Riley.

According to Trooper Ben Gardner with the Kansas Highway Patrol, officers with the Geary County Sheriff’s Office were notified around 5:15 a.m. Thursday by a motorist about a deceased male found on the eastbound shoulder of I-70 near mile marker 302.

Details regarding the incident remain unclear. Gardner says investigators believe the man, who has not been identified, was struck by one or more vehicles, which left the scene.

As of 10:30 a.m. one eastbound lane remained closed as KHP officials continue to investigate.

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