KANSAS CITY, MO - Police said a wrong-way crash in Kansas City early Saturday morning left a driver dead.
The incident happened on Interstate 470 near the exit for Blue Ridge Road, according to a report by KMBC. Police said the driver of a Dodge pickup truck was going east in the westbound lanes of I-470 and slammed head-on into a semi at about 3:20 a.m.
The Dodge caught fire and the driver, the vehicle's only occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was not injured.
The accident shut down I-470 westbound for about four hours while the crash scene was being cleared and investigated.
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