Apr 02, 2024

Police: 103mph in a 55mph zone; slow down, wear a seat belt

Posted Apr 02, 2024 9:30 PM
photo KCPD
photo KCPD

KANSAS CITY —After two deadly car crashes over Easter weekend that involved victims not wearing a seat belt in the Kansas City area, police issued a reminder to motorists to slow down and buckle up.

On social media, the KCPD reported they clocked  a driver on Monday traveling 103 mph in a 55 mhp zone on Interstate 29 and 72nd Street. This driver was also not wearing a seatbelt. 

Just before 9p.m. March 29, a Hyundai Elantra was southbound on U.S. 169 Highway at a very high rate of speed, according to KCPD officer Alayna Gonzalez. The driver lost control of the car. It traveled off the roadway to the left, struck the guardrail and rolled.

An 18-year-old passenger identified as  Kevin Adero of Kansas City, Missouri died in the crash. Adero and the other three occupants of the vehicle were not wearing seatbelts. The driver and two other passengers were transported to area hospitals, with critical injuries.

Just after 4p.m. Saturday, a GMC Yukon was westbound on East 27th Street at Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, at a very high rate of speed, according to Officer Gonzalez.

The driver lost control of the SUV. It traveled off the roadway to the right, shearing off a large wooden utility pole and striking a large metal utility pole.

The vehicle burst into flames after impact with the metal pole. The driver and a puppy were ejected and pronounced dead at the scene, according to Gonzalez.

Police said they cannot stress this enough: Slow down and buckle up.