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1 person killed in Christmas Day crash in south Kansas City, Missouri

Crash happened at East 99th St., Blue Ridge Blvd.
Posted at 2:39 PM, Dec 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 12:58:35-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A pickup truck driver died Christmas Day after he ran a red light, crashed into a car and two poles.

Police said the 60-year-old driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling south on Blue Ridge Boulevard when he ran the red light at East 99th Street.

The pickup collided with a Nissan Altima with a man and his 7-year-old daughter in the car.

The driver of the Nissan and the child suffered minor injuries.

The force of the collision sent the pickup truck into a wooden pole and metal pole at the intersection, police said.

He died at the scene.

On Tuesday, police identified him as Jesse R. Jones of Grandview.