KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The southbound lanes of Interstate 435 are back open at 45 Highway in Platte County following a fatal crash Friday.
Emergency crews were dispatched Friday night to an area of I-435 just north of the Missouri River.
The extent of injuries to motorists involved wasn't immediately available, but it was later revealed to be a fatal crash.
It is unknown how many people died or how many vehicles were involved.
The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Kansas City office expected the closure to last for several hours.
Traffic was diverted off the interstate at 45 Highway and motorists were encouraged to use alternate routes as the highway was closed.
Missouri State Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident.
This is a developing story and will be updated.