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Pedestrian killed after being hit by semi on Highway 218 in Johnson County

An Iowa State Patrol squad car. (Gazette file photo)
An Iowa State Patrol squad car. (Gazette file photo)

JOHNSON COUNTY — A pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a semi while crossing Highway 218 in Johnson County Thursday morning.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, around 5:22 a.m., 65-year-old Mark Meyer, of Keosauqua, was northbound on Highway 218 at the 96 mile marker when — for reasons currently unknown — 23-year-old John D. Riffle IV, of Springville, was crossing the roadway. Riffle was hit and taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he was pronounced dead.

The crash remains under investigation.

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