Boy, 13, dies when car hits Kansas City power pole
41 Action News Staff
6:43 AM, Jun 13, 2013
6:40 PM, Jun 13, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A car ran into a power pole in Kansas City Wednesday night, killing a 13-year-old boy and injuring the 20-year-old driver.
The 13-year-old victim was identified as Braxton Woods. His older brother, Jacobe Woods, was driving.
Their aunt, Doreatha Rivers, said Braxton was a student at University Academy and loved basketball.
"You would have loved him if you saw him. He was a 'yes ma'am' and 'no sir' kid," she said. "Jacobe definitely looked after his little brother. I don't know what happened last night, (but) I know this wasn't his intention."
Police said some power was knocked out in the area of the crash, which happened at 27th and Elmwood at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, but Kansas City Power & Light was reporting no outages in the immediate area early Thursday.
Crews closed 27th Street between Elmwood and Poplar while they worked to fix the pole.