Vehicle strikes, kills pedestrian on 69

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Vehicle strikes, kills pedestrian on 69

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 17:13
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EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle at the U.S. Highway 69 and Vintage Road intersection, near the McDonald’s restaurant, at 7:21 a.m. Wednesday.

Tommy M. Brewer, 43, Excelsior Springs, drove a 2013 Dodge Avenger into the intersection where his vehicle struck and killed George A. Weaver, 76, Kearney, Missouri Highway Patrol information states.

“The pedestrian was trying to cross the roadway, cross 69,” patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe said. “At the time of the crash, it was raining pretty hard, so visibility was pretty low.”

Rain and reduced visibility may have been contributing factors in Weaver’s death, Lowe said.

“We don’t know what the pedestrian’s mindset was, as far as whether he didn’t see (the car), didn’t think he needed to stop,” Lowe said. “But that’s what we have so far.”

Lowe said the investigation is ongoing through the patrol’s Major Crash Division.

The responding patrolman did not issue a citation.

Excelsior Springs Police Department assisted the patrol at the the collision scene.