Driver found dead inside wrecked vehicle near Elmwood and East 35th

Deadly crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police say a driver was found dead following a crash not far from Kansas City’s VA Medical Center.

The crash happened just before 11 p.m. Monday near Elmwood Avenue and East 35th Street.

Responding officers found a dark-colored SUV near a tree. They said the driver was pronounced dead at the scene and was wedged inside the vehicle. Police are still trying to determine what caused the crash.

Police initially identified the driver as a 44-year-old KC man but later said they misidentified the victim. Wednesday afternoon, police said the correct victim identity is 36-year-old Christopher Miller of Kansas City.