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NKC man dies in crash just days after his 60th birthday

Police are investigatng a fatal crash near Truman and Jackson.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating a fatal crash near Truman and Jackson.

A police dispatcher says officers were in the area around 3:48 a.m. when they noticed a vehicle that looked like it had been in a crash. When officers approached the vehicle facing westbound on Truman, they noticed a man in inside.

An officer pulled the man out of the vehicle to do CPR but paramedics told him it was too late.

Investigators determined the black Oldsmobile was traveling westbound on Truman Road when for unknown reasons crossed over into the eastbound lanes of Truman Road and struck a utility pole near the southeast corner of Truman and Jackson.

The driver was identified as 60-year-old Keith Cooper from North Kansas City. His birthday was Monday, March 13.

The crashed caused both directions of Truman Road to shut down for nearly two and a half hours.