On Sunday afternoon, the Jefferson City Police Department opened an investigation into a tragic pedestrian incident. The incident happened in the 200 block of Madison Street, with law enforcement receiving a call just around noon. The pedestrian, who was taken to a local hospital, unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.
Our intelligence team was on the scene diligently contacting nearby businesses to gather any possible information about the incident. An employee of Sweet Smoke Barbecue reported that Madison Street was closed by police at the time of the crash.
Jefferson City Police have not yet released additional details regarding the crash, so the community remains on the lookout for more information.
Additionally, a traffic advisory was issued for another accident that caused delays on Interstate 54 at United shortly before 3 p.m.
Statistics from the website Save Mo Lives point to a worrying trend: more than 100 pedestrians, cyclists and other non-motorized road users lose their lives in traffic accidents every year. The main culprits behind these tragedies are speeding distraction, and impaired driving.
According to Missouri Statewide Traffic Accident Records, there have already been 56 fatal traffic accidents involving pedestrians this year.
ABC 17 News tried to contact the Jefferson City Police Department for more details and clarification regarding the crash, but they have not yet heard back.