Highway patrol identifies Lee’s Summit man killed in I-470 crash

Photo courtesy of Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop A

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — One person is dead following a multi-vehicle crash along I-470 Thursday morning.

The crash happened in the northbound lanes of I-470 at Colbern Road just after 8 a.m.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash involved three vehicles. The driver of a 2010 Toyota Scion TC was traveling west on I-470 when they traveled off the left side of the road, became airborne and struck the driver of a 2019 Buick Encore heading east. The driver of the Toyota then traveled off the road and overturned. The driver of a 2010 Chevrolet Suburban then struck the rear of the Buick.

The driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene and identified as 47-year-old David C. Spohr, of Lee’s Summit. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The other two drivers were reported to have minor injuries and were wearing seat belts.

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