KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One 38-year-old man is dead after a fiery car crash on 71 Highway on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Kansas City Fire Department.
Kansas City police and fire were called to southbound 71 Highway just south of Meyer Boulevard for a car crash Wednesday. When responders arrived at the crash, they found a Buick LeSabre on fire.
Police determined the Buick drove off the highway, traveled through a grassy median and hit a large tree. The car caught fire, destroying it.
KCFD said that one person was found dead at the scene. Officials have identified him as 38-year-old Theodore Marti.
Southbound 71 Highway was closed to all traffic at 63rd Street for about 3 hours but has since reopened.
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