INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — One woman is dead and two other people were injured following a head-on crash in Independence early Friday afternoon.

The crash was reported just after 12:30 p.m. near East 39th Street South and South Harbaugh Drive.

Police said the driver of an Oldsmobile Alero was traveling west and crossed the center line and struck a driver in a Lexus that was heading east head-on.

The driver and passenger of the Lexus were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The female driver and only person in the Oldsmobile was pronounced dead at the scene. She has been identified as 50-year-old Sherri Hunter, of Independence.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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