Man dead after crashing into stopped tractor-trailer near Bannister and I-435

Deadly crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person is dead after crashing into the back of a stopped tractor-trailer early Friday morning.

Investigators say around 4:49 a.m., 35-year-old Ernesto Baker-Pruitt rear-ended a semitrailer stopped at a stoplight along Bannister Road near I-435.

Baker-Pruitt’s Nissan Altima ended up underneath the rear of the truck. He was taken to the hospital and died. The truck driver was not injured.