Kansas City, MO (July 23, 2021) – A pedestrian was killed and the driver who hit the pedestrian is being investigated for driving under the influence after a car accident on a major highway in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 21st in Kansas City.
Kansas City police were dispatched to the scene at Interstate 70 and Brooklyn Avenue at about 1:00 a.m. after receiving reports that a person was struck by a black Ford while trying to cross the expressway. According to officials, the Ford was driving in the eastbound lane directly behind a tractor-trailer right before the crash.
The tractor-trailer swerved to avoid hitting a pedestrian who was crossing the highway. According to law enforcement. The Ford then hit the pedestrian with its right-front side and launched the pedestrian through its own windshield.
The pedestrian, whose identity has not been released by police, was transported by paramedics to a local hospital where he passed away due to his injuries later that day.
Police have stated that the driver of the Ford is being investigated for driving while impaired.
Neither the Ford’s driver nor its passenger complained of any injuries following the accident. ,
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Kansas City
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