One person dead in four-vehicle crash in Kansas City Saturday night, traffic fatalities on the rise

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Kansas City, Missouri – A deadly accident involving four vehicles occurred on Interstate 70 near Manchester Trafficway in Kansas City on Saturday night, the Kansas City Police Department reported. The incident happened just after 7:30 p.m. when a Chevrolet Equinox, reportedly speeding, collided with a Toyota Camry, a Ford Expedition, and a Ford F150 truck. All vehicles were heading east on I-70 at the time.

The collision was so forceful that it caused the Ford Expedition to overturn, crossing over the Camry and tumbling down an embankment. The driver of the Expedition, who was not wearing a seatbelt and was the only person in the vehicle, was thrown out onto the highway’s shoulder and died at the scene.

The driver of the Equinox, responsible for initiating the crash, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital. Meanwhile, the individuals in the Camry and both the driver and a passenger in the F150 were unharmed. Police are still investigating the crash, looking into possible impairment as a factor.

The accident led to the closure of all lanes heading east on I-70 at the Manchester Trafficway exit for approximately three hours. The lanes have been reopened, according to the police.

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This is fatality 45 compared to 32 at this time last year.

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