Fatal crash shuts down I-70 between 7th and 3rd Streets

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police responded to a fatal accident on Interstate 70 at 7th Street on Saturday afternoon. Trooper Candice with the Kansas Highway Patrol tweeted that eastbound lanes of I-70 between 7th and 3rd Streets were closed for several hours while crews cleared the scene.

Police on Sunday identified the victim as 24-year-old Brayan Josue Valladres Varela.

Police said the victim apparently lost control of his vehicle while changing lanes, which caused it to overturn multiple times, ejecting the driver out of the sunroof. The victim was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.