Interstate near downtown KC shut down after pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — A fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian shut down all eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 just east of downtown Kansas City early Wednesday morning.

Police and emergency medical crews responded just before 4 a.m. to the collision on the interstate near Brooklyn Avenue. Police said they expect eastbound lanes to be closed for the next “several hours” while they investigate.

A man was crossing the interstate from south to north, when a vehicle hit and killed him. The vehicle did not stop, according to Kansas City police.

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