KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The two outside lanes of northbound I-29 have reopened Tuesday morning just before Barry Road after being shut down for an hour and a half for police to investigate a vehicle hitting and killing a pedestrian.
The deadly incident happened around 6:09 a.m. As of 7:40 a.m., the inside lane where the crash occurred was still shut down.
Sgt. Bill Mahoney told FOX4 investigators are still trying to determine who the adult male walking along I-29 was and why he was walking there.
According to Sgt. Mahoney, after the vehicle hit the pedestrian, a second vehicle rear-ended the first vehicle.
For an hour and a half police diverted traffic off of the highway at 72nd Street. From there drivers were directed to head east over to Waukomis Drive. Then they were directed to drive north to 152-Highway.
To completely avoid the backup, drivers could have also taken northbound 169-Highway.
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