Driver fatally struck pedestrian in collision in Overland Park on Independence Day

A pedestrian died from injuries he suffered after he was struck by a vehicle along West 95th Street in Overland Park Thursday night, police said.

The victim, who police identified as Joshua Willet, 36, was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Police were summoned to the intersection of West 95th and Hadley streets around 11 p.m. after Willet, who was walking east on a sidewalk was hit by a passing vehicle, Officer John Lacy, a police spokesman said in a news release.

Lacy said the driver left the scene but later contacted investigators and was cooperating with the investigation. No other details were released.

Anyone with information about the fatality is urged to call police at 913-890-1437.