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Pedestrian struck, killed by suspect fleeing police near I-435, Truman Road

I-435 pedestrian struck
Posted at 4:32 PM, May 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-26 13:37:37-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — UPDATE | The victim has been identified as 44-year-old Ronald E. Campbell.

A spokesperson for the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department said that they have identified a person of interest in the case, but he is not in custody at this time.

ORIGINAL STORY | A pedestrian was killed Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a driver who was fleeing from police in a suspected stolen vehicle near Interstate 435 and East Truman Road.

The incident began just before 4 p.m. when officers tried to check on a reported stolen car in the 5700 block of Independence Avenue.

The driver of the stolen car rammed a police car and the chase was on, police said.

The officers stopped pursuing the car one it began to go south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 435, police said.

Less than a minute later, officers found a pedestrian down in the street in the area of Interstate 435 and Truman Road.

The pedestrian died, police arrested a woman near the stolen car and the driver ran away.

Police used their helicopter and specially-trained dogs to search for the man, but he was not found.