KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Independence police are investigating a Saturday night head-on crash that left one man dead and a juvenile with life-threatening injuries on Missouri 291.
According to a press release, at around 10:30 p.m., the driver was heading south on MO 291 in a black Acura when it hit a Ford Taurus that was turning left on to westbound Missouri 78.
The driver of the Acura continued south across a median into northbound lanes where it hit a GMC Acadia in a head-on collision.
The impact of the crash caused the man in the Acura to be ejected, and he was later struck by a Ford F-150 that was heading north.
He was transported to an area hospital where he later died. He has been identified as 34-year-old Shawn Tinico of Independence.
The juvenile in the Acura was also transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the GMC Acadia was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. A juvenile in the Acadia suffered minor injuries.
The drivers of the F-150 and Ford Taurus were not injured.