Unidentified man killed in Box Elder hit and run

BOX ELDER, S.D. (KEVN) - An unidentified man was killed in what investigators believe was a hit and run accident in Box Elder early Thursday morning.

The man was found dead in the median on Highway 14-16, near Gumbo Drive at about 3:22 a.m..

According to a release from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, investigators are tracking down leads on the vehicle and driver involved in the hit and run.

Investigators also are working to identify the victim. He is a man, in his late teens or early 20s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 160 pounds with dark hair; and possibly of Native American descent. He was wearing many layers of dark clothing and a blue backpack.

Anyone with information on the victim can call Investigator Jesse Huschle at 394-6115.