1 dead following wreck in Independence - KCTV5 News

1 dead following wreck in Independence

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INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -

Police are investigating a fatal wreck in Independence. 

The wreck happened around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday on westbound Interstate 70 west of Noland Road. 

A Mercedes and Toyota collided, sending the Toyota off the roadway. 

The driver of the Toyota was transported to a local hospital and died as a result of injuries. No one inside the Mercedes was injured. 

The cause is under investigation. 

On Friday, Dec. 22, the person who was killed was identified as 16-year-old Lauren Courtney from Blue Springs.

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