Woman in her 40s dead after crashing into police SUV, alcohol believed to be contributing factor

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City woman is dead after a crash involving a police car Tuesday morning.

The crash happened near 83rd and Paseo and involved two vehicles, including a police SUV and a black Pontiac Grand Am.

Investigators say the Pontiac was stopped at a stop sign at 83rd and Paseo. The vehicle and driver were facing eastbound when she drove out in front of the police. The officers were driving southbound on Paseo. They tried to avoid hitting the Pontiac but it was too late.

The woman, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No name has been released but police say she is from Kansas City and is in her 40s.

The two officers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Darin Snapp with Kansas City police says that alcohol was believed to be a contributing factor in the accident.