PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck and killed in south KCMO

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV in south Kansas City late Thursday, August 9. The crash happened shortly after 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Longview Road and Applewood Drive. Police say the driver was heading westbound when they struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street. The driver stopped and waited […]

The Ghost of Anthony Saluto

In the days following a tragic incident near the intersection of Tracy and Independence in the Historic Northeast, a stark, silent testament to the consequences of our city’s emphasis on traffic efficiency at the expense of human lives was assembled. The “ghost bike” – a bicycle painted in all white – for 32-year-old Anthony Saluto […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian killed near U.S. 71 Highway and Bannister Road

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in the late hours of Saturday, July 14. The crash occurred around 10:50 pm. Police say that a vehicle heading northbound on U.S. 71 just past Bannister Road struck the pedestrian. When the authorities arrived, they pronounced the victim dead at the scene. As of this […]

Press Release: Deadly Weekend for Pedestrians early in 2018

This past weekend was marked by four crashes involving pedestrians. Three of the victims have died as a result of their injuries. The fourth remains hospitalized. On Friday, January 26, 25-year-old Jyra Hill was struck in the crosswalk of 71 Highway and Gregory before being dragged almost 30 yards. The driver of the vehicle, which […]

Erika Smith’s Death Marks the 4th KCMO Pedestrian Fatality of the Year

A driver struck and killed Erika Smith while she attempted to cross Paseo to catch the bus on Tuesday morning. We don’t know all of the details of the crash and an investigation is surely underway. We want to express our condolences to Smith’s family and friends. The grief must be gut wrenching. We also […]