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Pedestrian identified in deadly Sunday morning crash on US 71 in Kansas City, Missouri

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Posted at 11:48 AM, Aug 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-30 12:18:21-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A pedestrian died in a collision Sunday morning on U.S. 71 and East 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

The pedestrian was walking along the west side of the southbound lanes of U.S. 71 shortly before 6 a.m. when the crash occurred.

KCPD said the pedestrian ran out into the lanes of traffic directly in front of a southbound white Nissan Altima.

The Altima was not able to avoid the pedestrian, who was identified Tuesday as 22-year-old Jose Orlando Vega-Jurado.

A black Nissan Rogue directly behind the Altima also hit the pedestrian, according to KCPD.

Both drivers stopped and remained at the location of the collision.

Vega-Jurado died at the scene. He is the 59th traffic fatality in KCMO in 2022.