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Semitrailer kills pedestrian trying to cross Missouri 152 in Kansas City, North

A pedestrian trying to cross Missouri 152 in Kansas City, North, died early Thursday when he was struck by a semitrailer.
A pedestrian trying to cross Missouri 152 in Kansas City, North, died early Thursday when he was struck by a semitrailer.

A pedestrian trying to cross Missouri 152 in Kansas City, North, died Thursday when a semitrailer hit him about 2 a.m. near Green Hills Road.

The semi was headed east when the man stepped from the south side of the road into the right lane of the highway. The driver of the semi was unable to avoid the pedestrian, according to police.

The truck hit and ran over the man, who died at the scene. The semi driver was uninjured.

Police closed the highway for several hours to investigate. It reopened about 5 a.m.

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

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