Police identify pedestrian killed in hit-and-run along I-435

Published: Sep. 4, 2022 at 2:04 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 4, 2022 at 2:09 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Kansas City Missouri Police said a hit-and-run killed a pedestrian over the weekend on northbound I-435 Highway between Gregory and 87th Street.

The incident occurred near Oldham Road.

According to the police, the body was thrown into the left grassy median. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian left the scene.

Police said they are unsure of when the crash occurred. A passing motorist observed the body and called the police at 8:47 a.m. Sunday.

Investigators do not currently have a suspect or vehicle information at this time, but said the vehicle will have heavy damage on the front end.

Detectives are asking anyone with tips to call the TIPS Hotline.

UPDATE: On Wednesday, the police identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed as 55-year-old David C. Barton.

Previous coverage:

I-435 clear after body found in median following crash