Pickup truck driver dead following crash near 55th and Paseo

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One person is dead following a crash Wednesday night.

Police say just after 10 p.m., a Nissan Titan pickup truck traveling south on The Paseo at a high-rate of speed hydroplaned. The driver lost control and hit a tree near 55th. The cab of the truck was wrapped around the tree.

First responders took the driver of the truck to the hospital, but the driver later died.

Police say the driver was not wearing a seat belt and impairment is under investigation.