KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A man was killed in a hit-and-run outside Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday during the Chiefs game. The man was later identified as 66-year-old Chiefs fan Steve Hickle of Wichita, Kansas.
Hickle was struck by two separate vehicles before both fled the scene of the accident. He was first struck by a southbound vehicle while attempting to cross Blue Ridge Cutoff around 10 p.m. While he was lying on the road, he was run over by a second southbound vehicle.
Hickle was transported to the hospital where he eventually passed away due to the injuries on Monday morning. According to police, Hickel and another individual were leaving the game early near Gate 2. Since their exit was during the game, no traffic management crews were in place yet to handle overflow stadium traffic.
As of time of publishing, the two vehicles have not yet been located. However, police are in possession of fragments of a side mirror and turn signal light which they believe to belong to one of the two vehicles.
“I extend my deepest sympathies to the family of the Wichita man killed after being hit by two separate hit-and-run drivers near Arrowhead Stadium last night,” Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas tweeted. “We will find the assailants, but I also hope all remember to look out for others and be responsible when leaving games.”
This incident comes just two weeks after a brawl between fans happened in Arrowhead Stadium, causing many Kansas City organizations to call for better safety for fans and pedestrians at games.