Shawnee Mission Parkway back open in Merriam following deadly crash

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MERRIAM, Kan. — One person is dead and another is fighting for their life following a crash in Merriam, Kansas Tuesday.

The crash happened along eastbound Shawnee Mission Parkway between Antioch and Hadley just before 10:30 a.m. Merriam police closed the road for several hours into early Tuesday afternoon while they investigated. It was reported to be back open just before 3:30 p.m.

While police have not released the victim’s identity, they did say the victim was an elderly woman who was a passenger. Her husband was driving the car.

Police are still trying to determine whether the woman died from impact or followup cardiac trauma.

Police initially said the driver sustained minor injuries, but they have since said he is fighting for his life.

Police are still trying to determine what caused the crash.

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