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1 person dies in single-vehicle crash on I-470 at Woods Chapel Road in Lee's Summit

I-470 northbound fatal crash May 2023
I-470 fatal crash Woods Chapel Road May 2023
Posted at 4:17 PM, May 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-26 05:41:21-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person died Thursday when a vehicle left the road and drove into the bridge pillar along the shoulder of Interstate 470 northbound at the Woods Chapel Road exit.

The one-vehicle crash happened shortly after 3 p.m. in Lee’s Summit. The 2011 Kia Sorento caught fire after impact, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Several witnesses who saw the crash rushed to assist the driver, performing CPR and calling 911, MSHP said.

The driver, Patrick V.Dye, 57 of Independence, Mo. was transported to an area hospital, where he died.

The crash closed all lanes of northbound I-470 closed at Woods Chapel Road during the investigation. The interstate reopened around 4:30 p.m.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.