A 21-year-old man was charged Tuesday with vehicular assault after allegedly striking a pedestrian on the shoulder of eastbound Interstate 70 at Little Blue Parkway in Independence.
Calvin L. Johnson of Kansas City also faces a misdemeanor charge of possession of a narcotic substance. The accident occurred Saturday shortly after midnight.
Johnson and a passenger in the pickup truck were not injured. He remained at the scene.
The pedestrian remains hospitalized in intensive care.
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