(KS)(6-25-2021)(Off-Duty Fatality) Retired Kansas City, KS, FD Batt. Chief Struck & Killed on I-35
(06-25-2021) A retired Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department battalion chief has died after he was struck by a motorist on Interstate 35 last week while trying to remove debris from the roadway.
David Pittaway, 66, was taken to a hospital on Friday afternoon after he was hit by a car traveling in the southbound lane of I-35 roughly half a mile north of 18th Street Expressway, according to a crash report from the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Witnesses told investigators Pittaway tried to dodge the car by moving to another lane. The car changed lanes at the same time before striking him, the report said.
Pittaway died four days later while surrounded by family. He worked for the department for 31 years and enjoyed volunteering for a number of area charities in his retirement.
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