KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The two right lanes of southbound Interstate 435 near Midland Drive in Shawnee were closed for nearly six hours due to a fatal crash Friday.
Officers responded just before 3 p.m. to the 7700 block of southbound I-435.
Called on reports of a rollover crash, police say a southbound semi-dump truck struck an unoccupied, abandoned pickup truck on the shoulder of the highway.
The collision caused the commercial vehicle to leave the road, and the driver was ejected.
Johnson County MED-ACT officials confirmed the victim — identified by police as 50-year-old Cheryl Wilson of Holden, Missouri — was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Traffic was slow-moving across the affected stretch until it reopened around 8:45 p.m.