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1 dead after vehicle enters Blue River near 63rd, Hardesty Saturday evening

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Posted at 6:02 PM, Apr 06, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person is dead after a vehicle entered the Blue River Saturday evening, according to the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.

KCPD received reports of the crash around 5:20 p.m. near Hardesty Avenue and East 63rd Street Trafficway.

Police said a silver Chevrolet Equinox traveling westbound at a "high rate of speed" failed to negotiate a curve, sending the vehicle off the roadway to the right and into a concrete drainage culvert before overturning.

The driver, who was the sole occupant of the Equinox, was not restrained and was partially ejected from the vehicle, per KCPD.

The victim died at the scene.

Police report this is the 32nd traffic fatality of 2024. At this time last year, there had been 18 traffic fatalities.

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