The Wyoming Highway Patrol has released the name of a pedestrian who was hit and killed by a van in south Cheyenne Wednesday night.

Sgt. Jeremy Beck says Elmer Sanchez, 80, of Cheyenne, was walking west across the South Greeley Highway around 6:15 p.m.​ when he was hit by a northbound 2013 Dodge van near the Outlaw Saloon.

"The driver attempted to avoid colliding with the pedestrian by driving into another lane, (but) the pedestrian failed to stop walking across the highway and collided with the vehicle," said Beck.

Beck says Sanchez was wearing dark clothing and there was poor lighting in the area. It was also snowing and the highway was wet at the time.

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