Woman dies after being hit by semi-truck on Old 56 Highway in Olathe


OLATHE, Kan. — A woman is dead after being hit by a semi-truck in Olathe early Friday morning.

Olathe police were called to the area of Old 56 Highway and South Chestnut Street at about 4:49 a.m. Friday.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck was at the scene when police arrived.

Police temporarily closed westbound Old 56 Highway at South Chestnut Street and eastbound Old Highway 56 at South Weaver Street. The highway has since reopened.

The incident remains under investigation by police and they ask that anyone with any information please call Olathe police at 913-971-6363 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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