Pedestrian is killed on U.S. 169 in Kansas City, North

A 25-year-old Kansas City man died Thursday morning when a minivan struck him in a traffic lane of southbound U.S. 169.

Police identifed the man as James P. Judy, 25, of Kansas City.

Investigators were trying to determine whether Judy was standing in the highway or trying to cross it, said Sgt. Bill Mahoney with the Kansas City Police Department’s Accident Investigation Unit.

The driver of the minivan was uninjured in the 5 a.m. crash in the left lane of U.S. 169 near Northwest Briarcliff Parkway in Kansas City, North.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb