Independence man killed after crash into bridge at 23rd Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man died Monday night after crashing into a bridge on 23rd Street near Blue Ridge Boulevard, officials say.

Kansas City police said the crash occurred at about 7 p.m. Monday after the man’s vehicle went down an embankment in the area and hit a bridge, officials say.

The Missouri Department of Transportation said there was no structural damage to the bridge. Because of the crash, 23rd Street was closed in both directions for several hours. It has since reopened.

The name of the man killed has been identified as 25-year-old Johnathon Rains, from Independence.

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