Jun 17, 2024

Driver dies from injuries a week after Kansas City crash

Posted Jun 17, 2024 9:00 AM

KANSAS CITY —A driver injured in an accident that occurred just before 8a.m. June 7, in Kansas City has died.

According to KCPD, a Chevrolet Silverado was speeding northbound on Troost  from 89th Street when a Honda passenger vehicle pulled out into the first lane of Troost from 85th Street. This caused the pickup to swerve into southbound lanes of oncoming traffic.

At 83rd Terrace, the Chevrolet’s driver locked the pickup’s brakes as a GMC Terrain pulled into the southbound lanes of Troost. The pickup struck the GMC on the driver’s side and forced it into a metal utility pole on the passenger side. The pickup then overturned onto its passenger side.

EMS transported the driver of the GMC to an area. hospital. She had life-threatening injuries. EMS transported the driver of the pickup to a local hospital for treatment of  serious injuries.  The driver of the GMC was properly restrained, according to KCPD. Police did not have details on the seat belt usage by the driver of the pickup.

On June 15, the KCPD reported one of the drivers involved in the crash died shortly before midnight on Friday, according to staff at Research Hospital. This is fatality #48 compared to #35 at this time in 2023.