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One dead, two injured after single-vehicle crash along Lee’s Summit street

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- One person is dead and two more are injured following a single-vehicle crash in Lee's Summit early Wednesday morning.

It happened around 3 a.m., near Shenandoah Drive and Kimbrough, off Todd George at Highway 50.

Three men in their twenties were riding in the convertible. There were two people in the front and one in the back seat, police said.

Sgt. Chris Depue with the Lee's Summit Police Department says the driver was driving fast along Shenandoah, jumped the curb and hit a tree.

A neighbor called police.

The driver was ejected and is currently listed in critical condition. The front seat passenger was ejected and died on the scene.

The backseat passenger had on a seat belt and was trapped in the car. Fire officials cut him out of the vehicle. He is also in critical but serious condition.

The speed limit along the road where the crash happened is 35 mph. The road leads to subdivision entrances.

Police believe alcohol was involved because they noticed there were beer cans in the car.

It was not immediately clear what caused the car the leave the road.

Police have not yet released the victim's identity.