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2 pedestrians struck, 1 killed at 71 Highway and Bannister

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Posted at 5:54 AM, Aug 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 17:19:42-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two pedestrians were struck, and one killed, on U.S. 71 Highway near Bannister Road early Sunday.

Police were called to the scene shortly after 5 a.m. on a reported pedestrian crash.

Officers said one person was pronounced dead at the scene, and one was transported to an area hospital.

The deceased victim was identified Monday as 48-year-old Juan A. Sanchez of Kansas City, Missouri.

The injured victim was upgraded to serious from critical condition Monday.

Police said Sanchez was changing a tire when the crash happened.

Northbound 71Highway was shut down, while the investigation gets underway.