BELTON, Mo. — The Belton, Missouri Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred late Wednesday morning and left one person dead.

Officers responded to the crash just before 11:30 a.m. at southbound Interstate 49, just south of 155th Street.

Police said the driver of a Dodge Dakota had passed a commercial vehicle on the inside shoulder after the reduction from 3 to 2 lanes. The driver of the Dodge lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road and overturned.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle and was taken to a local hospital by Belton EMS. Police said the driver later died after succumbing to injuries.

The driver was identified Friday by police as 86-year-old Gene Henson, of St. Joseph.

Anyone with additional witness information is asked to contact (816) 331-1500.

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