A vehicle struck a pedestrian early Tuesday morning forcing police to close southbound Missouri 291 at Salisbury Road in Independence.
The pedestrian was hit about 5:50 a.m. and was taken to a hospital. The extent of the pedestrian’s injuries was not immediately available.
Although the highway reopened about 7 a.m., police remained at the scene investigating the incident.
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