Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect new information regarding Warren Jackson’s age.
A Sedalia man was killed Tuesday morning after he was struck by a vehicle as he was walking near downtown Sedalia.
According to a Sedalia Police Department news release, at 10:08 a.m. officers responded to the intersection of West Main Street and South Missouri Avenue for a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.
A Ford Windstar, driven by Warren Jackson, 60, of Sedalia, was backing out of a parking space of a business in the area and allegedly did not see the pedestrian, identified as Lawrence Dean, 64, of Sedalia, behind his vehicle.
Dean was caught and pulled underneath the vehicle approximately 19 feet before Jackson was alerted by a passing motorist.
Jackson stopped immediately and checked on Dean. After getting no response from the victim, Jackson ran into a nearby business and had the clerk call for emergency services.
Dean was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pettis County Coroner’s Office at 10:32 a.m. Tuesday. Coroner Robert “Skip” Smith told the Democrat an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday at the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing. The Sedalia Police Department Traffic Unit is seeking information from any possible witness and specifically the motorist who alerted Jackson. The motorist is described as a white male driving a blue truck.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sedalia Police Department at 660-826-8100.
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