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Driver dies in 1-vehicle crash overnight near US 169, Richards Road in KCMO

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Posted at 11:46 AM, Nov 18, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-21 15:54:13-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A driver died in a single-vehicle crash after a vehicle left the roadway early Saturday morning in Kansas City, Missouri.

The driver of a white Lexus IS 250 was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of U.S. 169 around 2:46 a.m. on Saturday at a high speed, per KCPD.

The Lexus attempted to exit the interstate onto Richards Road and failed to successfully complete a turn.

The vehicle left the roadway and collided with a metal guard rail, before crashing into a concrete bridge support pillar.

KCPD says the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle — identified Tuesday as Jared Vawter, 25 — died on the scene.