- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - State police are trying to figure out if a West Virginia man was intoxicated before he walked on Interstate 376 in downtown Pittsburgh, where he was struck and killed by three vehicles whose drivers didn’t stop.

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office planned an autopsy Thursday on the body of 44-year-old Christopher Ballard, of Morgantown.

Police say he was walking in the eastbound lanes when he was hit by a blue passenger vehicle and thrown into the westbound lanes, where two more vehicles struck him about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police believe the man died from the initial impact, and say the first vehicle likely has significant front-end damage.

Although the highway - known locally as the Parkway East - is in the city, it is patrolled by state troopers from the Findlay barracks.

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