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Car crashes into Kansas City, Kansas, Walmart; 1 person dead

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Posted at 3:14 PM, Dec 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-03 18:23:01-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE | The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department has identified the pedestrian who died during Thursday's fatal crash at the Walmart Supercenter near Legends Outlets.

Lawrence Edward Walford, 82, was struck by a car as he was walking in the parking lot outside the Walmart, and he later died at an area hospital.

The other pedestrian hit also had serious injuries but has been released from the hospital.

The driver, a 56-year-old woman, is still in the hospital in critical condition.

ORIGINAL STORY | One person is dead after a car crashed into a Walmart Thursday afternoon in Kansas City, Kansas.

KCK police said they received a call about a wreck with injuries just after 2:45 p.m., where a car had crashed into the Walmart Supercenter located at 108th Street and Parallel Parkway.

The car crashed into the east end of the building near the grocery area.

The incident injured at least three people, including the driver. One of the pedestrians and the driver suffered serious injuries, and the other pedestrian died from their injuries, according to a KCKPD.

Police said that the crash does not appear to be intentional.

While the Walmart remains open, KCKPD is asking the public to avoid the area while emergency personnel clear the crash.

A Walmart spokesperson said the company would "like to offer our deepest sympathies for those involved in this afternoon's accident."

The representative could not comment further, citing the ongoing investigation.

Customers are asked to use the west doors.