A person was found dead in a vehicle on SB 71 Highway near 75th Street. The southbound lanes are closed as police investigate. Read more at m.kshb.com/2gdKrSc
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - UPDATE 12/6: The victim has been identified as 27-year-old James L. Hill, according to police.
Kansas City police are investigating after a man was found dead in a vehicle on SB 71 Highway.
Police said shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday, officers were called to the area of 85th and SB 71 Highway on what appeared to be an accident.
Witnesses told police they saw a black Cadillac driving southbound when it hit the right shoulder concrete barrier and went to the left side of the highway and hit the wires.
Officers saw the victim was unresponsive, and Kansas City Fire Department personnel declared the man dead at the scene.
Police said it appears the man was shot, but they don't know where the shooting occurred.
Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
The southbound lanes of the highway are back open.
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