Deadly pedestrian crash closes eastbound lanes of I-435

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A pedestrian was struck and killed on eastbound Interstate 435 east of Holmes on Saturday.

The crash caused the closure of five lanes of eastbound I-435, leaving just one lane open and causing a major traffic backup. Drivers were asked to avoid the area.

The victim was identified as Heather McBee, 36, and police are still investigating to learn how the crash happened.