1 dead, 2 more hurt following wreck at 39th, South Benton in Kan - KCTV5

1 dead, 2 more hurt following wreck at 39th, South Benton in Kansas City

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Police are investigating a fatal wreck at 39th Street and South Benton. 

The crash happened about 7:36 p.m.

Police say a Dodge SUV was driving eastbound when it rear-ended a Chevy SUV that was driving in the same direction. After the collision, the driver of the Dodge lost control and the vehicle hit a wooden utility pole.

A passenger in the Dodge died shortly after being taken to an area hospital. The driver of the Dodge was also taken to an area hospital and is in serious condition.

The driver of the Chevy was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Roads were closed in the area while authorities investigated the accident. They have reopened.  

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