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Driver killed in Three Vehicle Crash on US-40 Hwy

Driver killed in Three Vehicle Crash on US-40 Hwy

Independence Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred at approximately 1:35 P.M. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at I-470 and US-40 Hwy, in Independence. The crash resulted in the death of the driver of one of the involved vehicles.

The crash occurred when the driver of a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, traveling south on I-470, lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the highway traveled down an embankment onto US-40 Hwy where it struck a 2017 Nissan Murano in the westbound lanes then broadsided a 1998 Honda Accord stopped at the light in the eastbound lanes. The driver of the Honda, a 38 years old male, from Creighton, Missouri sustained fatal injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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