UPDATE: NOV. 17: Police have identified the victim as Melvin Vangunda, 62, of Kansas City, Missouri. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
One person died Thursday night after being hit by an SUV while trying to cross U.S. 40 Highway in Independence.
Police said the collision happened just before 6 p.m. near 36th Terrace.
The Hyundai Tuscon was going east on U.S. 40 Highway when it struck the pedestrian.
The driver stopped and cooperated with police.
Vangunda later died at a hospital.
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