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Fan dies in hit-and-run near Arrowhead Stadium during Chiefs game

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Posted at 8:54 AM, Oct 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-12 09:13:22-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person leaving the Chiefs game has died after being struck by a car Sunday night.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. at East 43rd Street and Blue Ridge Cutoff.

According to Kansas City, Missouri, police, a pedestrian was crossing Blue Ridge Cutoff when they were struck by a southbound vehicle.

The vehicle left the scene without stopping.

While laying in the road, the victim was run over by a second southbound vehicle that also left the scene.

The 66-year-old Wichita man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

He later died.

One other person was with the victim at the time but was not hit.

It happened near gate two of Arrowhead Stadium during the second half of the Chiefs game, which many fans left early.

KCPD said two pedestrians were leaving the game early before traffic crews were on the scene for exiting, and multiple vehicles were involved in the crash.

"We do not have descriptions of the vehicles at this time, but we have pieces of a side mirror and directional signal light that appear to have been dropped from one of the vehicles," KCPD said in an email to KSHB 41 News.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas extended his sympathies to the family of the victim on Twitter, adding that he used to attend games on foot and asked fans to be aware of pedestrians and cyclists.