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One person dies after car crashes into bridge pillar on I-435

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person died Wednesday afternoon in a car crash on northbound Interstate 435 at Shoal Creek Parkway. Preliminary reports indicate that a car hit a bridge pillar and caught fire, killing one person.

The northbound lanes were closed for an extended amount of time through rush hour. The victim hasn’t been identified yet, FOX 4 will update this story with that information when it’s available.