Police identify 19-year-old killed in hit-and-run accident on I-35

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LENEXA, Kan. – Police have identified the man killed during an interstate hit-and-run accident in Lenexa.

Shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, state troopers said a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on southbound Interstate-35 near the 69 Highway exit. Troopers said the victim was a 19-year-old man, and that it was unclear why he was near the highway.

On Sunday, police identified the victim as Steven Schuster, 19, of Ohio, who they say was killed when a driver tried to cut through an area off-road where I-35 meets US 69. The driver who hit Schuster did not stop.

The Kansas Highway Patrol was on the scene gathering evidence and taking pictures Saturday night. They also put out traffic cones to keep the scene secure. I-35 had been shut down to one lane at the 69 highway exit, but was reopened shortly before 9:30 p.m.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is currently on the lookout for the suspect.  If you have any information regarding this fatality call (913) 782-8100.

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