One person killed in wrong-way crash involving semi on I-435 in the Northland

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At least one person has died Thursday night in a wrong-way crash involving a semitrailer.

The crash happened just before 6 p.m. Thursday along northbound Interstate 435 near N.E. Cookingham Drive in the Northland. Police said it involved a passenger vehicle and a semi.

One driver died in the crash, officials said, but it’s not clear at this time if it was the semi driver or the driver of the other vehicle.

Northbound lanes are closed at 96th Street. Officials have not said when northbound lanes will be reopened.

MoDOT said traffic is being directed to exit at 152 Highway.

Details about what led up to the deadly crash have not been released yet. FOX4 will update this story as more information is confirmed.