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Patrol: Man retrieving ladder from highway hit, killed

(AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a man has died after being hit by a vehicle as he ran into a busy highway in suburban Kansas City to retrieve a ladder that had fallen from his van. 

The patrol says the crash happened just before 8 a.m. Thursday in the southbound lanes of Interstate 49 at Grandview. 

Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe says the man was in the roadway trying to reach the ladder when he was hit. 

That crash caused a chain reaction crash involving two more cars and resulting in three other people injured. 

The name of the man killed has not been released.

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