Impairment under investigation following fatal crash in Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri police are investigating after a fatal single-vehicle crash left one person with serious injuries Thursday night.

The crash was reported just after 6 p.m. near Truman Road and Askew Avenue.

Police said the driver of a Lincoln Aviator was traveling eastbound when the driver struck a concreate pillar. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The driver was taken to an area hospital in critical condition and later died of his injuries.

According to KCPD, this is the first fatal crash of 2022.

Impairment is under investigation, according to KCPD.

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