KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A spectator at an illegal sideshow on Front Street in Kansas City was killed after being run over by a vehicle just after midnight.
According to the Kansas City Police Department, the victim was a part of a large crowed gathered in the 3600 block of East Front Street where two vehicles were doing donuts in a parking lot.
An orange Dodge Charger then hit and ran over the victim and fled the scene at about 12:21 a.m.
The victim was taken to the hospital with what was initially reported as non-life-threatening injuries, but they were rushed into surgery and pronounced dead from their injuries.
“It happens all the time,” Tonya McConnell, an employee at nearby American Freight said.
McConnell told FOX4 employees at American Freight are used to coming into work and seeing tire marks and trash in the parking lot of their business.
“My colleague he literally comes out here and records it,” McConnell said. “Once they see us recording it and taking pictures they hurry up and leave.”
The Charger eventually returned to the scene and made contact with investigators.
The driver was taken into custody.
Side shows are illegal. If caught, drivers could face up to a $500 fine and jail time. Spectators could get $100 fine.
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