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1 dead in Friday night crash on U.S. 71 Highway

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Posted at 9:43 AM, Sep 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-11 10:43:59-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating after one person died in a crash on U.S. 71 Highway on Friday night.

According to KCPD, the driver was heading north in a white Dodge Grand Caravan when they approached a slight curve on the highway.

The driver failed to turn and drove off the the roadway to the left, striking a large tree.

They were transported to an area hospital where they later died.