GENERIC: Fatal, deadly crash

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- The Independence Police Department is investigating a crash that left one person dead and two others seriously hurt. 

According to police, the crash happened in the area of 23rd and Noland around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 

Police said it happened when the driver of a 2020 Kia Soul read-ended a 2013 BMW 5 Series stopped at a red light.

The person driving the BMW was taken to the hospital and later died. The driver has been identified as 52-year-old Charles Mabie of Independence. 

The driver and passenger in the Kia were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries and are in stable condition. 

Witnesses said the Kia was going well over the speed limit when it hit the BMW. 

Police are still investigating, but noted that "excessive speed appears to be a major factor in the outcome of the crash."

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