For Release: December 21, 2016
Prepared By: Sgt. D. Harper
Man Dies after Being Struck by Truck
Raytown, MO – A man has died as the result of injuries sustained after he was struck by a pickup truck on 12-18-2016, at 7:20 p.m., on Blue Ridge Boulevard near East 73 Terrace. The man has been identified as Richard D. Brown, 69 years old, apparently homeless. Brown had been standing on the street on Blue Ridge Boulevard when he was struck. The driver of the pickup truck, a 57 year old man, was travelling north on Blue Ridge. The pickup truck driver attempted to stop after seeing Brown, but he was unable to avoid striking Brown. Brown was transported to an area hospital. The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
Brown succumbed to his injuries yesterday (12-20-16) at about 6 p.m., and his family has been notified.
There were no indications that excessive speed or alcohol contributed to the crash.
The investigation is ongoing.