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Pedestrian struck, killed on Interstate 49 in Kansas City

The victim was identified Tuesday as Ronald Smith of Topeka. (File)

Kansas City police say a 75-year-old Kansas man died after being struck by a car has he tried to cross a busy highway.

The victim was identified Tuesday as Ronald Smith of Topeka.

Police said he was hit Monday evening in the southbound lanes of U.S. 71 in south Kansas City.

Smith was on the inside shoulder of the highway and tried to cross the highway for unknown reasons. A Volkswagen traveling south was unable to stop and hit Smith, who died at the scene.

The driver was not injured.

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