KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person is dead after an overnight crash at West 75th Street and Ward Parkway that occurred around 12:40 a.m.

Kansas City police said a red Jeep Cherokee was speeding west on 75th Street and failed to slow down at the red light at Ward Parkway.

After going through the stoplight, the Jeep then struck a grey Mercedes traveling south on Ward Parkway.

The driver of the Mercedes died at the scene.

The driver of the Jeep was not injured and was taken into custody for a DUI investigation.

Police said the crash happened before the storms passed through the area.

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