A 79-year-old pedestrian died early Sunday morning after being struck by a car on Wyoming Highway 230 the previous night.
Shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, Laramie resident William Kieren stopped and exited his vehicle to attempt to "dispatch a rabbit in the roadway,” according to a Wyoming Highway Patrol media release.
Laramie resident Samantha Brown, 25, was driving eastbound. She later told officials she saw Kieren's car parked on the shoulder and changed lanes to pass it.
According to the release, Brown did not see Kieren standing in the roadway until she felt her car hit something.
Kieren was taken to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Fort Collins, Colo., where he was pronounced dead at 12:50 a.m.
Patrol officials say they will turn over all information to the Albany County Attorney’s Office once the investigation has been completed. It will be up to them to decide whether criminal charges will be filed.