A 31-year-old Kansas woman was killed early Saturday morning when she was hit by a truck while trying to walk across Interstate 70 in Independence.
According to police, the woman got out of a vehicle parked on the shoulder of I-70 just east of Noland Road and attempted to walk across the highway around 2:20 a.m.
She was struck and killed by a Toyota Tacoma traveling eastbound in the center lane.
Police later identified the deceased woman as Shirlessa Sanders, a Topeka resident.
Police said the driver of the Tacoma stayed at the scene and was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation.
Kaitlyn Schwers contributed to this report.