Police identify 13-year-old killed in crash on 71 Highway near Bannister Road

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police confirm the victim of a deadly crash on 71 Highway Wednesday night was just 13 years old.

Kansas City police identified the victim as Victur A. Torres of Belton.

The crash happened around 9:15 p.m. in the southbound lanes near Bannister Road.

According to KCPD Sgt. Bill Mahoney the driver of a Ford Ranger pickup was heading north when they lost control  of the vehicle.

The truck left the road, crossed the grassy median and went over a steel guard rail and into the southbound lanes.

When the truck entered the southbound lanes, it struck a Dodge Ram pickup that the Torres was a passenger in. The young boy died at the scene.

Police said the driver of the Dodge Ram was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Officials added the driver of the Ford, a 30-year-old man from Grandview, and a passenger in his truck were also taken to local hospitals to be treated for injuries.

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