Pedestrian struck by vehicle on U.S. 71; Kansas City police investigate

Kansas City police were investigating Wednesday night after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on U.S. 71.

The incident was reported just before 9:15 p.m. on the highway near Gregory Boulevard.

The northbound lanes of the highway were temporarily closed because of the crash, according to Kansas City Scout.

Police said the victim was in critical but stable condition.

The investigation was ongoing.

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Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.