68-year-old man killed in West Bottoms building demolition

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 70-year-old man was killed in a building demolition in the West Bottoms early Friday evening.

Emergency crews were called out to the site in the 1220 block of 8th Street just after 6:30 p.m. on reports of a structural collapse.

According to the Kansas City Police Department, officers found the man, identified as William A. Prater, of Kansas City, dead on the scene. Witnesses told police a construction crew was demolishing the building when part of the structure fell on top of him.

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