INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) - A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit and run crash early Sunday morning.

Independence police were called to Highway 24 and Lee's Summit Road about 5:30 a.m. on a pedestrian struck.

When they arrived, they found a 30-year-old female and she was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash occurred when an unknown vehicle left the roadway and struck her as she was walking along the shoulder.

The driver of the unknown vehicle fled the scene.

The identity of the pedestrian was released Monday night as 30-year-old Misty M. Collins from Independence.

Police said that surveillance videos from several businesses in the area captured the incident and the suspect vehicle as it fled the scene eastbound on US-24.

Independence police said the suspect vehicle and a person of interest were located Wednesday.

 Surveillance video and a tip from the TIPS Hotline assisted officers in locating the vehicle and an individual identified as a person of interest. 

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