KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A rare October snowfall wreaked havoc on the morning commute for drivers in the Kansas City area.
Kansas City, Missouri, police said of the more than 116 crashes officers responded to by 8 a.m. Thursday morning, 77 involved injuries.
The only crash that resulted in life-threatening injuries happened near East 42nd Street and Prospect Avenue.
Police said officers were called to the scene shortly before 7 a.m., where the driver of a silver Honda Civic appeared to have lost control of the car and hit a tree.
The driver was wearing a seatbelt and suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, police said. The passenger, however, was not wearing a seatbelt and did suffered life-threatening injuries.
A Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools spokesperson said the driver and passenger are juniors at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy. The district said they are providing additional resources to students and staff at the school.
KCPD said it's unknown at this point in the investigation if the weather or road condition played a role in the crash.