Drivers identified in Sunday morning I-35 head-on collision
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Kansas City Police Department reported two fatalities on Sunday that were the result of a head-on collision.
The crash happened shortly before 6 a.m. on southbound I-35, just south of Front Street. Both KCPD and the Missouri Highway Patrol responded.
According to KCPD, the driver of a black Kia Forte, 27-year-old Johnny J. Vega, was driving the wrong way in the southbound lanes of I-35 when he hit a white Nissan Sentra head-on, driven by 37-year-old Jerry, aka JR, Sanchez.
Both drivers were declared dead at the scene. Neither car was carrying any passengers.
All southbound lanes of I-35 were closed for approximately three and a half hours but they have since been reopened.
KCPD reports these as the 88th and 89th fatalities of 2023, compared to 78 at this time last year.
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