Two people have died in an overnight traffic crash

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Northbound lanes of I-35 have reopened after a traffic crash early Saturday morning had the highway closed for several hours.

Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers were called to the area of I-35 and Lamar to investigate a traffic crash just after 3:00 a.m.  When they arrived on the scene, they found a two-vehicle crash blocking the northbound lanes.  Investigation has determined that the driver of a 2014 Ford F250 truck was southbound in the the northbound lanes of I-35 and hit a northbound truck head-on, just south of Lamar Ave. 

The driver of the Ford F250 truck has been identified as Sam E. Wilson of Greenwood, Mo.  Wilson died at the scene of the accident.  The driver of the the other vehicle has been identified as Robert Mangelsdorf of Tonganoxie, Kans.  Mangelsdorf was taken to the hospital and later died of his injuries. 

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