GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Westbound Interstate 70 near Grain Valley, Missouri, is back open Wednesday night following a multi-vehicle crash where at least one person died.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the crash happened just after 2 p.m. on westbound I-70 just before Adam’s Dairy Parkway. The crash involves two vehicles, including two semitrailers.
MSHP reports the driver of a semi and the driver of a Ford Excursion slowed for traffic when the driver of another semi struck the rear and pushed the Excursion into a guardrail. That semi then struck the rear of the other semi.
A passenger in the Excursion was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. He has been identified as 28-year-old Robert Cox, of Lenexa, Kansas. He was wearing a seat belt, according to MSHP.
The driver of the Excursion was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
The crash caused the roadway to be blocked for several hours.
The crash remains under investigation. FOX4 will continue to keep you updated as information becomes available.