Pedestrian dies after struck by 3 cars in Pike Co.

A Pike County pedestrian was struck and killed on U.S. 23 on Sunday, according to state police.

Merl Adkins, 49, of Virgie was trying to cross the busy four-lane road on foot when a car hit him in one of the southbound lanes.

Adkins then walked into the northbound lanes and was hit by two more cars, according to a news release.

Pike County Coroner Russell Roberts pronounced Adkins dead at the scene.