Kemp family photo

McGregor police are searching for vehicle believed to be involved in hitting Kayn Kemp, 26, of McGregor (right). A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family with expenses.

Authorities are searching for the driver of a Ford pickup truck they believe hit and killed a 26-year-old pedestrian who was walking to work Thursday night.

Kayn Kemp, of McGregor, was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup truck in the 2100 block of South Highway 317 before 9:40 p.m., McGregor police Detective Ron McCurry said.

Kemp, who was walking to work at Ferguson Enterprises Inc., was found on the side of the road and was pronounced dead.

The truck was traveling north on the roadway and likely swerved over to the shoulder and hit Kemp, McCurry said.

The truck is believed to be a white 2005 to 2008 Ford F-150 with damage to the right front portion of the truck.

Anyone with information about the truck or the driver is asked to call the McGregor Police Department at 840-2855. Callers can remain anonymous.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for donations to help Kemp’s wife, Cayla, and their two children, with expenses following his death.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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