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Person hit, killed while retrieving ladder from I-49

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Posted at 7:59 AM, Aug 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-05 09:15:48-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A person retrieving a ladder from Interstate 49 was hit and killed on Thursday morning.

The crash happened sometime before 8 a.m. in the southbound lanes near Blue Ridge Boulevard in Grandview.

Sgt. Bill Lowe with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said someone was trying to retrieve a ladder that was in the roadway when they were hit and killed.

There were three cars involved in the incident and three other people were injured.

Southbound lanes of I-49 were closed for investigation.