71-year-old man killed in four-vehicle crash along I-70 near Sterling

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A 71-year-old man is dead and two others are injured following a four-vehicle crash Wednesday morning.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. near I-70 and Sterling.

According to witnesses, a driver hit the back of a pickup truck a 71-year-old man was driving. A third driver in a Chevrolet Suburban then hit the driver who crashed into the truck. A fourth vehicle, an Acura, came along and hit crash debris and the 71-year-old man who was outside of his truck. It is unclear at this point whether the first collision ejected him from his truck or whether he was standing outside his vehicle.

The driver of the pickup truck died. Two other drivers have minor injuries.

The eastbound lanes of I-70 were shut down for four and a half hours from Blue Ridge Cutoff to Sterling.