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UPDATE: Kansas City police have identified the victim in this crash as 22-year-old Nicholas Fox of Independence.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man is dead after getting out of a vehicle on Interstate 70, then being hit early Friday morning.

According to the Kansas City Police Department, the incident happened just after 3 a.m. on eastbound I-70 near I-435.

Police say a driver’s-side passenger was sick, and the Kia Sorento pulled over and opened the window. The passenger then climbed out of the window and was struck by at least two vehicles while standing in the roadway.

The first vehicle drove off, and the second stopped.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash caused partial closures to I-70, but the highway has since reopened.

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