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Pedestrian struck by semi, killed on I-70 in Kansas City

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A pedestrian was struck and killed on Interstate 70 at the downtown loop in Kansas City late Saturday morning, according to police.

It happened before 11:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the interstate near Main Street.

Police said a semi truck struck a pedestrian who was crossing the interstate from the north side to the south side.

The truck driver did not see the pedestrian in time and was unable to avoid hitting him, police said.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police did not immediately release the pedestrian’s name.

Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.


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