(05/17/2006)
A Clay County pedestrian was struck by a pickup truck Monday afternoon and later died.

Gene Perkins, 71, was walking along WV 16 about 2 p.m. in a rainstorm when he was hit by the truck driven by Gary Keen, 29.

Perkins was taken to CAMC General Hospital in Charleston where he died.

Keen did not appear to be traveling above the posted 40 mph speed limit, according to authorities.

Police said it was unclear whether Perkins was walking too close to the road, but the death appears to be accidental.

Police do not expect to file charges.


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