Passenger in crash on I-70 hit and killed while walking across interstate in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - One person is dead following a crash on I-70 near Lee's Summit Road in Independence.

Police tell 41 Action News a the driver lost control of a Mazda SUV and crashed into the concrete median around 11:45 Friday night. One of the passengers got out of the vehicle and tried to cross the interstate. Another vehicle hit the pedestrian, who was pronounced dead on the scene.

Independence police only identified the victims as a 57-year-old from Kansas City, Mo.

The driver and two passengers from the initial crash and the driver who hit the pedestrian were all taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A third passenger in the initial crash was also injured, but did not go to the hospital.

The crash is still under investigation.

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