Crossing guard dead, driver who hit him along Leavenworth Road in KCK is in the hospital

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- An investigation is underway after a vehicle struck and killed a crossing guard in Kansas City, Kansas Tuesday.

The incident happened just before 8 a.m. along Leavenworth Road between 54th and 55th Streets.

Police said the driver of a black sedan was heading east on Leavenworth Road when they hit the crossing guard. 

Officer Jonathan Westbrook said the crossing guard worked for the Unified Government.

A driver struck and killed a crossing guard along Leavenworth Road in KCK Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

"He was doing his job, and he was struck," Westbrook said. "Fortunately, no other children were struck at the time of the accident."

Officials have not yet released the victim's identity.

Westbrook said the driver who hit the crossing guard was also taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries.

Investigators are working to determine what led up the the deadly incident.

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