Passenger in vehicle that hit tree at 45th and Emanuel Cleaver dies from injuries

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Crash just after 11:30 a.m. near 45th and Emanuel Cleaver Road on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman died  from her injuries just one day after the vehicle she was riding in hit a tree.

The crash happened just after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday near 45th and Emanuel Cleaver Road.

KCPD said the driver of a black Dodge Challenger was heading north on Cleaver Boulevard at an apparent high rate of speed when they failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The driver ran the vehicle off the roadway and struck a tree in the median.

Police said a total of six people were in the vehicle. The adult male driver and adult female passenger were sitting in the front seats and were not wearing seatbelts. The passenger is the one who died. The driver remains in the hospital.

The four children ranging in ages from 2 to 8 were sitting in the rear seat. According to police, there were no booster or child passenger seats in the vehicle and none of the children were wearing the factory equipped seatbelts.

The four children were taken to an area hospital and are being treated for broken bones and other non-life threatening injuries.

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