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Pedestrian hit, killed by car on southbound I-49 near Red Bridge Road

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person is dead Tuesday evening after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 49 just south of Red Bridge Road.

Kansas City Police responded to the scene near I-49 and 118th Street shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police say a vehicle struck a pedestrian who died from their injuries. The pedestrian has not yet been identified.

Police said the driver returned to the scene and called police.

Traffic along southbound I-49 was backed up for several hours Tuesday night but has since returned to normal speeds.

It is not clear at this time what led up to the deadly pedestrian crash. FOX4 will update this story as more information is confirmed.