Driver identified in fatal single-car crash on U.S. 71 in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The person who died in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday on U.S. 71 Highway has been identified as a 77-year-old Kansas City, Mo., woman.

According to Kansas City police, Maude Carter crashed her car a little before 4:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of U.S. 71 at Swope Parkway.

Investigators have not said what may have caused the crash.

Northbound traffic was backed for about two hours after the crash.

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