‘It just hurt a lot’: Family mourning after 21-year-old woman killed in KCK crash on I-70

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Family and friends of Amiyah Hatten said they are devastated after her sudden loss over the weekend.

The 21-year-old was driving westbound on Interstate-70 in Kansas City, Kansas when she was t-boned and struck by a car.

“This is my sister,” Kye Hatten, Amiyah’s older brother said. “This is somebody that I protected and I loved, so it’s like I don’t have any feelings.”

Kye Hatten is mourning the loss of his only sister, Amiyah Hatten.

“That was my baby,” Hatten said. “That was my little sister. I always took care of her no matter what she did.”

It’s a loss that’s hard to put into words after his baby sister suddenly died hours after hanging out with him.

“I had just left Westport right before she did and so I had texted her 30 minutes right after it happened and I never got a response,” Hatten said.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said the 21-year-old was involved in a deadly crash around 1:30 Sunday morning.

Hatten was traveling westbound near the Turner/Diagonal College Parkway exit.

For an unknown reason her car was t-boned on the highway and was struck by a car traveling west too.

Hatten’s car rolled and came to a rest in a ditch.

Troopers said she wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

“She was amazing,” Essence Blake, Amiyah’s Friend said. “It just hurt a lot. I instantly started to grab my chest and fell and started screaming like my friend is really gone.”

Hatten’s friends describe her as a caring and outgoing person.

She just turned 21 not even a month ago.

Now, Hatten’s friends and family are trying to navigate a world without her in it.

“She tried to do big things really, so it’s kind of sad that it had to happen the way it did,” Hatten said.

Everyone said one thing they will always remember is her smile. They said her smile lit up any room she walked.Kye Hatten is mourning the loss of his only sister, Amiyah Hatten.“She tried to do big things really, so it’s kind of sad that it had to happen the way it did,” Hatten said.

Everyone said one thing they will always remember is her smile. They said her smile lit up any room she walked.

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