One dead, 4 injured in chain-reaction crash on I-435 - KCTV5

One dead, 4 injured in chain-reaction crash on I-435

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One person is dead and four others are injured after a five-car crash.

All lanes of southbound Interstate 435 at Bannister Road are back open after they were closed for more than three hours as Kansas City police investigated the fatal crash.

The wreck happened just after midnight Wednesday. Police said a car was speeding and weaving through traffic, hit two other cars and then the median.

A minivan stopped to avoid the wreck but was rearended by another car. The driver of the last car involved died.

While police were investigating the accident, a driver drove around the barricade closing the highway and drove through the accident scene.

Police stopped that driver after he got about halfway through and arrested him.

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