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Man killed while crossing Metropolitan Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas

KCKPD identifies victim as 87-year-old Martin Gomez
Posted at 9:40 AM, Sep 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-20 10:13:29-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man died Wednesday morning after he was struck while crossing Metropolitan Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas.

KCKPD said the man — identified Monday as 87-year-old Martin Gomez — was crossing the road near 42nd Street when he was struck by a motorist.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the man remained on scene and was cooperating with police.

An investigation into the cause of the incident remains ongoing, though the low sun angle at the time is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.

KCKPD said the investigation into the circumstances of the deadly crash remain under investigation.