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Authorities in Lingle investigating fatal hit-and-run

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Authorities are looking for the driver who hit and killed a pedestrian in Lingle on Sunday.

Captain Bryan Morehouse with the Goshen County Sheriff's Department says that 68-year-old Keith Beers of Lingle was hit by a car while walking across Main Street.  the driver, who failed to stop, also fled the scene.

First responders found Beers dead at upon arrival.

Captain Morehouse says the investigation is ongoing.

"Keith was a long time resident of Lingle and known by many people and understandable the community is very shocked by this," says Morehouse.  "The community is also very shocked by the fact that someone would actually leave the scene and not stop and render aide."

People with any information on the accident should contact the Wyoming Highway Patrol 1-800-442-9090.  

Working on the investigation in conjunction with NSP are the Goshen County Sheriff's Office and Lingle Police Department.

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