Woman struck, killed in hit-and-run on Highway 71 - KCTV5

Woman struck, killed in hit-and-run on Highway 71

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A woman was hit by a car and killed on U.S. Highway 71 at E. 51st Street in the early morning hours on Saturday. 

When the authorities arrived around 2 a.m., their investigation found that the woman was hit in a traffic lane and died immediately or soon thereafter. 

The victim was identified later in the day on Saturday as 43-year-old Monica R. Hughes from Kansas City. 

The vehicle that hit her left the scene going south. 

Police think that vehicle has substantial damage, possibly to the front right side and the windshield. 

Anyone with information should call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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