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8 teens involved in overnight crash that sent 6 to the hospital

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Posted at 8:48 AM, Dec 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 09:54:33-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Six teenagers were injured in an overnight crash on the Paseo.

Kansas City Police say eight teens were riding in a car that was traveling south at a high rate of speed on the Paseo. Authorities say that just before 3 a.m., the driver lost control, went across the grassy median to the northbound lanes, and crashed into a tree on the east side of the Paseo near East 58th Street.

One passenger suffered critical injuries, one suffered serious injuries and four had non life-threatening injuries. Those six were transported to the hospital.

The driver and one additional passenger had no complaints of injury.

The driver and two others were in the front seat, five passengers were in the back seat.

No one was wearing a seatbelt.

Police are investigating whether or not impairment was a cause for the crash.