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.