Update: Police identify man hit by two cars in Corbin

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CORBIN, Ky. (WYMT) - A man is dead after two vehicles hit him in downtown Corbin Monday night.

The Corbin Fire Department asked people to avoid Master Street between Old Barbourville Highway and Save-Rite Pharmacy for about two hours.

On Tuesday, police identified the victim as 75-year-old Eason Miller.

They said a Toyota pickup truck was driving down Master Street when it hit Miller, who was in dark clothes and hidden in the evening rain. Police do not know why Miller was in the road.

A Volkswagon Beetle rear-ended the pickup. A third vehicle swerved to avoid the crash and hit Miller a second time. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The loss of Miller was felt by his neighbors that said he was a great person to live near.

"He would walk up and down these roads and pick garbage up. Real sweet guy. Never heard nothing bad about the guy," said neighbor James Keith.

Miller also had recently been going through a rough patch, after losing his house only a couple of weeks ago. The situation made the news even harder for those that knew him.

"It's just so unfortunate that a person who loses everything they've got, everything they've got, that then they lose their life," said Keith. "It's just devastating. I just feel terrible for that guy."

The Keith family asked for prayers for the Miller family, as well.

Police said no one is facing charges at this time.



 
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