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Pedestrian struck, killed in Independence

Incident occurred on MO Route 291 at 23rd Street
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Posted at 3:40 PM, Aug 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-20 18:01:33-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was killed Monday afternoon in Independence after being struck by a vehicle.

Police said the crash occurred around 12:40 p.m. on southbound Missouri Route 291 at 23rd Street.

A southbound Chevrolet Malibu hit a pedestrian who had run into traffic, according to a news release.

The pedestrian, 42-year-old Jennifer Brown, died at Centerpoint Hospital, where they were being treated for injuries.

The crash still is under investigation and the victim’s identity has not yet been released.