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Pedestrian killed crossing I-70 in Independence

Updated: 2013-09-07T07:14:30Z

A 42-year-old man crossing Interstate 70 in the dark was struck by a vehicle and killed Friday night in Independence.

The incident occurred about 9 p.m. in the eastbound lanes at Blue Ridge Boulevard.

Police said the man was crossing the highway from north to south when he was struck. Emergency crews performed CPR and the man was taken to a hospital where he later was pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle stopped after the collision. Police said they did not anticipate any charges.

|Matt Campbell, mcampbell@kcstar.com

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