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5-year-old suffers life-threatening injuries in crash

Posted at 10:00 AM, Feb 05, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 5-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries after a crash Thursday night.

Kansas City, Missouri, police responded to the three-vehicle collision just after 9 p.m. at Interstate 435 and Stadium Drive.

According to police, a Chevrolet Impala had run out of gas and was stopped on the side of the entrance ramp with lights flashing. Police say as the car's battery started to die, the driver of the Impala called a cousin for help.

The cousin arrived in a Chevrolet SUV. Inside was the driver, a front-seat passenger, a 5-year-old and a 4-year-old. The SUV, which had its lights on, was parked south of the Impala.

According to authorities, a white Ramp Laramie Sport pickup truck was traveling southbound on the ramp to get on to the highway when it struck the Impala, and then struck the SUV.

The driver of the Impala and the driver and front-seat passenger in the SUV were not injured. In addition to the 5-year-old's injuries, the 4-year-old was transported to the hospital in non life-threatening condition. The driver of the Ram pickup received non life-threatening injuries.

Police say impairment is under investigation.