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Man killed in hit-and-run crash while sitting on bus stop bench in Kansas City

Crews repair bus stop after fatal hit and run

Crews work to repair a Troost MAX bus stop near 67th and Troost Ave., where a man was killed on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, while sitting on a bench inside the shelter.
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Crews work to repair a Troost MAX bus stop near 67th and Troost Ave., where a man was killed on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, while sitting on a bench inside the shelter.

Police are searching for a driver of a car that crashed into a Kansas City bus stop, killing a man who was sitting on a bench inside the bus shelter late Tuesday, police said.

The crash occurred about 11:35 p.m. Tuesday at the RideKC Troost Max bus shelter near 67th and Troost Avenue, police said.

The driver was headed south on Troost in a dark gray Chevrolet Impala when the car careened off the road to the right and struck the bus shelter where the man was sitting, police said. The car hit and killed the man.

The driver ran east from the crash. The victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police did not release any description of the driver.

Anyone with information about the fatal crash is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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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.

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