Southbound I-35 reopens after fatal crash near Southwest Trafficway

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A crash along southbound I-35 claimed the life of one person Thursday morning.

Southbound I-35 is closed at 20th Street just before Southwest Trafficway.

The crash occurred around 7:05 a.m.

Southbound I-35 was blocked near 20th Street just before Southwest Trafficway while police conducted their investigation for nearly three hours.

An initial investigation shows there were three vehicles involved in the crash: a black BMW, a pickup truck pulling a trailer and a red Ford Fusion.

Investigators say the driver of the black BMW was weaving in and out of traffic along southbound I-35 near Southwest Trafficway, that  driver hit the cones, went back in traffic and hit the pickup truck which then hit the red Ford Fusion.

The driver of the BMW, who is described as a man in his 30s, died. The two other drivers were not injured.

The victim was identified Thursday evening as 31-year-old Jason P. O'Neill.