Pedestrian struck on I-635 in KCK

A woman was critically injured Thursday morning when she stepped in front of an oncoming vehicle on Interstate 635 in Kansas City, Kan.

The incident was reported just before 9 a.m. Thursday in the southbound lanes of the highway between State Avenue and Interstate 70.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said that the victim, whose identity was not yet known, was walking along the shoulder of the highway when for an unknown reason she stepped into oncoming traffic.

The 30-year-old Overland Park woman driving the vehicle that hit the woman was not injured. An 11-year-old passenger in the woman’s car was also unhurt.