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Man hit, killed by pickup truck on Highway 9

The State Patrol has identified the pedestrian who died after being hit by a pickup in Clay County Tuesday evening. Jeff Lueck, 45, of Barnesville was walking down the center of Highway 9 just before 10 p.m. near Downer when he stepped in front of the northbound 2001 Dodge Ram driven by Jace Nosal, 16, of Barnsville. Lueck died at the scene. Nosal suffered no apparent injuries, according to the State Patrol. The incident occurred on dry two-lane blacktop at mile marker 152 near County Road 10. The Clay County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.