KCPD says semi rear-ended car on SB I-435 then a dump truck hit it, killing the driver

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police are investigating a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car that killed one person Friday.

It happened in the southbound lanes of I-435 at 87th Street around 9:45 a.m.

Kansas City police said both the car and tractor-trailer were heading south on I-435 when the tractor-trailer rear ended a black Kia and pushed it off the road and into the guardrail on the right. The Kia then was redirected into the traffic where a dump truck also heading south hit it.

The driver of the Kia died. Neither of the truck drivers were injured.

Kansas City police reduced traffic along I-435 to just one lane while they conducted their investigation. The highway reopened around 1 p.m.

There is no word yet on what caused the tractor-trailer to initially hit the Kia.

"Lift up a prayer or thought for those who lost a loved one today," KCPD tweeted along with the news of the crash.

One person is dead after crash on SB I-435 at 87th Street Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.

One person is dead after crash on SB I-435 at 87th Street Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.

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