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Driver killed after hitting tree near 51st and Cleveland

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Posted at 9:29 AM, Jul 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-27 15:58:18-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The driver of a gray Dodge Avenger was killed after hitting a large tree near 51st Street and Cleveland Avenue early Saturday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the scene just after 12:33 a.m. Saturday.

Investigators said the Dodge was traveling north on Cleveland. For unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway to the right and hit a very large tree.

The driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Impairment is suspected.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call police.