The Missouri Highway Patrol was looking for a semitrailer involved in a hit-and-run along Interstate 70 in Blue Springs that killed a pedestrian, who was then struck by an SUV and a car.
The Highway Patrol identified the victim as Jeffrey M. Koontz, 39, of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Koontz died after he was struck by the semi about 10:55 p.m. along eastbound Interstate 70 just east of Woods Chapel Road, according to the Highway Patrol.
After the impact, the semitrailer fled the scene. A 2008 Chevrolet Equinox and 2007 Saturn Ion then hit Koontz, but the two drivers remained at the scene, according to the patrol.
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Koontz was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body was taken to the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s office.