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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person is dead and two people have serious injuries, including a Kansas City employee, following a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 435.

Emergency crews responded to the crash just before 8:30 a.m. on I-435, north of 87th Street on the Missouri side.

Investigators said the driver of a red Kenworth dump truck was traveling north on I-435 when the left front tire of the truck blew out and the truck veered off the roadway, traveling through the center median and jersey cables that divide the northbound lanes of I-435 from the southbound lanes of travel.

The dump truck then struck the driver’s side of a southbound Ford Gold Ford F-150, the front end of a southbound red Toyota 4Runner and the driver’s side of a White Kansas City work truck.

Debris from the crash also damaged a white southbound Ford transit van which was subsequently rear ended by a southbound black Toyota as the van was trying to stop and avoid the crash.

The driver of the F-150 was pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Kansas City work truck was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The drivers of the red Toyota, transit van and black Toyota refused medical treatment on scene.

Two lanes of northbound I-435 were closed for about two hours and all of southbound I-435 was closed at Gregory Boulevard for about five hours.

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