UPDATE 10/5/22: Springfield Police have identified the person killed while crossing Republic Road in Southeast Springfield Tuesday.

Officers said 35-year-old Ronnie Highbear from Rapid City, South Dakota was hit by an eastbound car when he was headed north across Republic Road near Fremont Avenue just before 7:30 Tuesday morning.

Highbear died at the hospital. His family has been notified.

Police said they do not believe the driver who hit Highbear was impaired. Officers are still investigating.

Original story:

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — One person is dead after being hit by a car in southeast Springfield Tuesday morning.

Police said the person was headed north across Republic Road near Fremont Avenue just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday when an eastbound vehicle hit them.

The person who was hit was taken to a hospital but later died.

This is a developing story. Police are working to identify the family of the person who was hit. When they release more information, this story will be updated.