Woman, dog hit by car and killed while running across Missouri 350 highway in KC

A female pedestrian and her dog were killed Wednesday evening when they tried running across Missouri 350 highway and were hit by a car, police said.

The crash occurred about 6:10 p.m. along Missouri 350 just south of 63rd Street. With the time change, the sun sets in Kansas City around 5:10 p.m. this time of year.

A gold Honda Accord was headed west on Missouri 350 when the woman, who was dressed in black, ran across the roadway with her dog. The Honda struck the woman and dog, killing them both.

The victim was identified by police on Friday as 50-year-old La’Shanda R. Mathews, of Kansas City.

The driver and passenger in the car were not injured in the wreck.

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Robert A. Cronkleton gets up very early in the morning to bring readers breaking news about crime, transportation and weather at the crack of dawn. He’s been at The Star since 1987 and now contributes data reporting and video editing.