Wrong Way Driver Causes Fatal Crash on I-70

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A driver going the wrong way on I-70 Wednesday evening near State Line Road caused a fatal crash that killed another driver and himself.

In addition to driving the wrong way, the 66-year old man, identified as Otis Estell, was also driving without his lights on when he hit a Ford Escort, driven by William Jerdee, 47.

Jerdee was pronounced dead at the scene.

Estell was driving his 1993 Ford Explorer eastbound, in the westbound lanes at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

The fatal crash closed I-70 at the downtown loop and beyond.

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