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Tractor-trailer and pickup truck collide along WB I-70, collision kills pickup truck driver

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A two-vehicle crash along westbound I-70 near Noland Road ended with one person dead Monday.

According to Independence police, the driver of a a Nissan pickup truck rear-ended a tractor-trailer at about noon. The crash killed the 45-year-old male driver of the pickup truck.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not hurt and pulled over to the shoulder following the collision.

Police on Tuesday identified the victim as Shane Maxwell of Kansas City, Mo.