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Pedestrian dies after hit-and-run crash at 18th, Hardesty

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Posted at 8:54 AM, Feb 04, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A pedestrian succumbed to their injuries days after a hit-and-run crash near East 18th Street and Hardesty Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

Just before 10 p.m. Saturday, a pedestrian exited a KCATA bus on the west side of Hardesty Avenue, south of E. 18th Street.

The pedestrian attempted to cross to the east side of Hardesty and was struck by a dark-colored SUV or van.

The driver of the vehicle left the scene, driving southbound on Hardesty before turning west onto 23rd Street.

The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

On Tuesday, police provided an update the pedestrian had succumbed to his injuries.

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