Deadly crash on I-435 near 45 Highway kills 2

(Source: MGN)
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 7:08 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A deadly crash on I-435 near 45 Highway left two people dead Friday evening.

Missouri State Highway Patrol said the crash occurred shortly after 5 p.m. According to reports from MSHP, driver Karin Breen, 57, and passenger Studd Leach, 46, were in a 2002 Mazda Protege traveling in reverse in the first lane.

Samantha Hemke, 22 was driving a 2015 Nissan Sentra and struck the Protege in the rear.

Breen and Leach were both pronounced dead at the scene. According to the MSHP report, Breen was not wearing a safety device.

Hemke was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Platte County Sheriff’s Department closed southbound I-435 as a result of the crash. Traffic was redirected to 45 Highway.