Crash at I-435 and 40 Highway in Kansas City kills 1, splits car in 2

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EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story indicated two vehicles were involved, based on a SCOUT report and police dispatch. Police now say it was a single vehicle split in two. This story has been updated.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A person has died in a single-vehicle crash at the interchange between Interstate 435 and 40 Highway.

Emergency crews responded to a call at 2:28 a.m. on July 7. When they arrived, they confirmed one person was dead at the scene.

Kansas City police reported that a green Honda Accord was going west on 40 Highway at a high rate of speed. The road curves north near the I-435 ramp, but the driver went straight and off the road.

The car sheared off two highway signs and then struck a larger traffic signal pole, police stated. The vehicle was split in two pieces.

Responders shut down the ramp from southbound I-435 to 40 Highway. SCOUT Kansas City reports an estimated reopening at 7 a.m. It has since been reopened.

It’s unclear at this time what led up to the crash.

FOX4 will update this story when more information is available.

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