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1 dead in single-vehicle Independence crash

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Posted at 8:25 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 21:25:25-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash Tuesday in Independence.

Police responded around 5:48 p.m. to the area of East R.D. Mize Road and Maybrook Avenue after a Chevrolet pickup truck traveling eastbound left the roadway, went through a yard and privacy fence, ultimately hitting a tree.

The driver, who has not yet been identified, was transported from the scene and died at a local hospital.

There was only one occupant in the vehicle, and police said the driver might have "experienced a medical crisis."

The crash still is under investigation.