KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating after a truck hit and killed a pedestrian during the Wednesday morning rush hour.

Police identified the driver as 30-year-old Samantha Wanstreet.

Police said Wanstreet was behind the wheel of a black Buick Encore traveling southbound on Interstate 435 near Bannister Road. Officers said she lost control, traveled across all lanes of traffic and hit the center concrete median around 6:50 a.m.

Investigators said Wanstreet got out of the SUV following the crash and tried to run across the highway.

A cement truck hit Wanstreet as she tried to cross the highway. Police said she died at the scene.

The southbound lanes of the highway were closed in that area for about two hours during the morning rush so police could investigate the crash.

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