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  • Blue Springs man killed trying to cross I-70

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  • A Blue Springs man died while attempting to cross Interstate 70 near Adams Dairy Parkway early Wednesday morning.
    The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as David R. Ritchie, 28, of Blue Springs.
    According to the Highway Patrol, Ritchie was struck by three or more vehicles in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the 21.2 mile marker while heading north by foot at 6:05 a.m. Wednesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jackson County medical examiner.
    “From what I have gathered, the pedestrian had left work (near Interstate 70),” said R. Schism of the Highway Patrol. “At this point in the investigation, it is not sure whether he fell into traffic.”
    No charges are pending for the drivers of the vehicles who struck Ritchie.

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