Pedestrian struck in KCMO parking lot dies in hospital

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating after a driver struck and killed a pedestrian in a Kansas City, Mo., parking lot early Thursday morning.

Police say a red Chevy pickup heading south on Blue Ridge Boulevard failed to stop for a red light and collided with a white MGE work pickup traveling west on Bannister around 1:26 a.m. Investigators say the MGE truck had a green light.

The driver of the Chevy continued driving through a parking lot and struck a pedestrian who was walking through that parking lot. After hitting the pedestrian, the driver of the Chevy headed south of Blue Ridge Boulevard before traveling east down a grassy embankment and eventually coming to a halt in the 9600 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard.

The pedestrian, identified as 58-year-old Earlene Jackson, was taken to a hospital but died on Sunday, July 24.

Police described the driver of the Chevy as an elderly male who appeared to be confused. He did not have any visible signs of injury. The driver of the utility truck was not injured.

Prosecutors will decided if the driver of the Chevy will face charges.

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