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Police search for suspect after deadly hit-and-run in Independence

Posted August 17

— Authorities are searching the vehicle they say hit and killed a woman early Thursday morning.

It happened about 2 a.m. near U.S. Highway 24 and Liberty Street.

Police say the woman was crossing the highway when she was hit by a vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene.

Officers say the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hwy. 24 was closed between Main and Osage streets as police investigated the scene. One westbound lane has reopened.

Officers have not released any information about a suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for updates.

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