Pedestrian hit on Missouri 291 has died, Independence police say

A pedestrian struck by a tractor-trailer Tuesday on Missouri 291 near Salisbury Road has died, Independence police announced Monday.

John C. Keeney, 42, of Independence died Wednesday at Centerpoint Medical Center, police said. He was walking south on the highway shoulder when a southbound tractor-trailer hit him about 5:50 a.m. Tuesday just south of Salisbury Road. The truck driver was not hurt.

The crash remains under investigation, police said.

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