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Victim identified in hit-and-run at 24th, Claremont in Independence

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Posted at 10:11 AM, Jul 07, 2024

UPDATE, JULY 9 | Independence police have identified the victim as Donald G. Johnson, 57, of Independence.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call police.

ORIGINAL STORY | Independence police are investigating the death of a pedestrian Saturday in a hit-and-run at the intersection of 24th Street and Claremont Avenue.

Police were called to the area around 5:15 p.m. on reports of a person found in the roadway.

When officers arrived at the scene, a dead male was located.

Investigation into the collision led police to determine the male was struck by an unknown vehicle while walking through the area. The vehicle then fled the scene.

IPD urges anyone with information about the driver or vehicle to contact 816-836-3600.

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