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Driver sought in pedestrian fatality following police chase

(AP) — Police are searching for a driver they say fatally hit a pedestrian on a Kansas City road following a police chase of a stolen pickup truck. 

Police say in a news release that the chase began Wednesday afternoon when officers spotted the pickup and tried to pull it over. 

The truck fled, ramming a patrol car in the process. 

Police say the officers called off the chase as the truck entered the northbound lanes of Interstate 435 traveling southbound. 

Less than a minute later, police found the body of a man in the road and the truck a short distance away. 

A woman who was a passenger in the truck was arrested. 

The driver of the truck fled on foot and has not been found.

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