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2 people killed in crash early Monday morning on Interstate 70 EB

Two killed on I-70 & L. Summit Road following early morning crash
Posted at 5:18 AM, Nov 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-06 07:55:49-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two people were killed in an early morning crash Monday, initially shutting down Interstate 70 Eastbound at Lee's Summit Road in Independence, Missouri. The interstate reopened later Monday morning.

The Independence Police Department says shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, a Chevrolet Equinox ran off the interstate, came back on the roadway and overturned. A male driver in another vehicle stopped to make sure the people in the Chevrolet were OK.

While the assisting driver was out of his vehicle, a Ford F-150 struck both him and the overturned Equinox. The man who was assisting with the original crash was killed, along with one occupant of the Chevrolet.

The Independence Police Department says the Equinox was a reported stolen vehicle from Kansas City, Missouri.

The conditions of the original vehicle's other occupants are not yet known.

Eastbound I-70 was shut down at Lee's Summit Road while investigators were on scene. The interstate reopened around 6:30 a.m.