25-year-old woman killed, driver located in hit-and-run at Gregory and 71 Highway

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police have located the driver who is suspected of fatally hitting a woman Friday night in a hit-and-run.

Police said 25-year-old Jyra D. Hill was struck at Gregory and 71 Highway. An investigation revealed a vehicle heading south on 71 Highway in the left lane and struck Hill in the crosswalk. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver continued southbound on 71 Highway. Evidence at the scene indicates the vehicle was a 2012-2015 Chevrolet Equinox with front end damage. Witnesses told police it was a black or dark blue SUV.

Police said Monday that as a result of a tip, the driver has been located, but the investigation is still ongoing.

The crash caused all southbound lanes of 71 Highway to be closed for approximately 3 and a half hours.

If you have any information on this case, please contact the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.