Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run near Tacoma identified

A pedestrian killed Friday in a hit-and-run accident in the Waller Road area east of Tacoma has been identified as 51-year-old Brian Kelley.

Pierce County sheriff’s investigators have not found the driver and no vehicle description has been released.

A neighbor in the 7200 block of 46th Avenue East found Kelley’s body in the early morning hours Friday. He was lying in the road in front of a vacant house. No witnesses to the accident have come forward.

It’s unclear whether Kelley, a transient, was walking along the road or trying to cross when he was hit.

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