Pedestrian trying to cross I-670 at Genessee Street struck and killed

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A pedestrian is dead Tuesday morning after trying to cross the interstate.

It happened around midnight on I-670 at Genessee Street.

Witnesses say the man was walking along I-670, trying to cross over when he was hit by a car.

That driver stopped, but police say the man was then hit by multiple other vehicles and dragged along the interstate.

Police got several 911 calls from drivers who did not realize they were running over a body.

The victim is described as a man in his 50s. Police will try to use fingerprints to positively identify him. They say he did have an ID on him.

The Accident Investigative Unit was on the scene for four and a half hours collecting evidence.

This is the ninth pedestrian struck and killed this year. Last year at the time, there had only been three pedestrians struck and killed.

Just last week, a morning crash along I-670 at Genessee Street shut down the eastbound lanes of highway all day.