Overnight crash on 71 Highway leaves 2 dead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating an overnight crash on US 71 Highway that left two people dead and two injured.

According to police, shortly after 1 a.m. near 71 Highway and East 29th Street, the driver of a red Toyota Corolla heading north spun around and started traveling south in the northbound lanes. The driver then struck a northbound black Chevy Camaro head-on.

The driver and passenger of the Toyota were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the Chevy was taken to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries and is currently in stable condition. The passenger of the Chevy was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

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