Woman killed in crash on northbound 71 Highway near Bannister Road
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A woman was declared dead and a child was taken to the hospital following a crash on northbound 71 Highway just north of Bannister Road.
According to the police, it happened shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
The police said their investigation has found that a blue Chevrolet Trailblazer was going north on the highway at a high rate of speed.
At that time, just north of Bannister Road, the Chevrolet sideswiped a neighboring GMC Yukon that had stopped due to heavy traffic congestion.
The Chevrolet then hit the back of a silver Jaguar XF that had stopped in front of the white GMC.
At this point, the Chevrolet rolled over and the unrestrained driver was ejected from the SUV. The driver, a woman in her late 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The passenger in the SUV, who is a minor, was restrained in a car seat and was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.
The people driving the GMC and Jaguar refused medical treatment at the scene.
The northbound lanes of the highway were closed for about 2.5 hours.
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