Driver killed after striking concrete bridge support

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A person died Friday afternoon in a one-car crash on 23rd Street beneath the Blue Ridge overpass. According to accident investigators, the truck had been eastbound when the driver lost control and struck a concrete bridge support in the median. The driver was the lone occupant of the vehicle and died at the scene.

Police identified the driver as 76-year-old Bernard I. Sweeny, of Dearborn, Mo.

Blue Ridge fatality

Fatality at Blue Ridge