LEAWOOD, Kan. — A Kansas City man died after multiple cars crashed on eastbound I-435 in Leawood, Kansas, Saturday evening.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 69-year-old Randal Hammonds was taken to the hospital for serious injuries, where he was later pronounced dead. Five others were also taken to the hospital, two of which with serious injuries, but in stable condition.
There were three cars sitting on the shoulder of I-435 at around 6 p.m., one of which Hammonds and a passenger were inside of. The crash began when a driver of a Porsche ran into a semi-truck, which redirected the semi, crashing into a car before smashing into the rear of Hammonds’ Chevy pickup truck.
Due to the closeness of the incident to State Line Road, an ambulance from the Kansas City Fire Department transported Hammonds from the scene.
Hammonds’ passenger was one of the seriously injured and taken to the hospital.