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One Dead after Pedestrian Hit by Car in Miller County

The Highway Patrol is investigating after a man from Eldon was hit and killed by a car.

Reports say 20-year-old George Cook was walking along U.S. Highway 54 outside of Eldon Wednesday night at around 7 p.m. when he was hit by an SUV driving along the road.

The driver of the SUV told investigators that he hit the brakes to try and prevent the crash, but couldn’t stop in time.

Police say after hitting Cook, the driver went off the highway and hit a road sign.

Cook was transported to Lake Regional Hospital for medical attention, but later died of his injuries.