One person dead in single-vehicle crash in Independence


INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Independence Police Department is investigating a fatal one-vehicle crash early Friday morning.

According to police, the crash happened on southbound Lee’s Summit Road near Kiger Road.

At about 1:40 a.m., the vehicle left the roadway, hit a tree and rolled into a ravine, ejecting the driver and only person inside.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No identification is available at this time for the victim.

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