77-year-old woman killed in crash Monday afternoon in Independence

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence Police are investigating a deadly two-vehicle crash Monday.

The crash was reported around 2:30 p.m. at U.S. 40 Highway and Fairview Road.

Police said the driver of a gray Dodge Ram was eastbound on U.S. 40 and was approaching Fairview Road when it struck a Lincoln that was traveling northbound across the eastbound lanes.

The driver of the Ram sustained minor injuries.

The driver of the Lincoln was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police have not identified her at this time but said she was a resident of Napoleon, Missouri.

There were no additional passengers in either vehicle, according to police.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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