UPDATE: The victim in this crash has been identified as 50-year-old George Abasta of Olathe, Kansas.


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — In an attempt to cross Interstate 435 after a different crash, a 50-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by a semi-truck Monday morning, Overland Park Police report.

Around 1 a.m. Monday, the Overland Park Police Department responded to the area of westbound Interstate 435 near Metcalf Avenue for an injury crash involving two cars, according to OPPD.

A man was lying on the westbound side of the highway when officers arrived, according to police. Officers performed CPR on the man, but he was declared dead after EMS arrived.

OPPD said one of the drivers involved in the original crash attempted to cross over to the other side of the highway.

He was then hit by a semi-truck that kept driving after hitting him. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of the semi-truck.

The man hit by the semi was not identified by police. If you witnessed the crash, call the Overland Park Police Department at 913-895-6300.