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KCPD identifies driver killed in fiery crash into Kansas City building

47-year-old Grandview man died in wreck
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Posted at 8:37 AM, Jul 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-23 10:55:03-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was killed in a crash on U.S. 71 near Longview Road early Wednesday morning in Kansas City, Missouri.

According to KCPD, a silver Lincoln Zephyr was exiting U.S. 71 south at a high speed and continued through a red light at Red Bridge and onto the ramp to Longview Road.

The driver lost control in a roundabout and went off the road, through a six-foot chain link fence and eventually into a building. The crash happened around 12:30 a.m.

KCPD said the car caught fire.

The driver — who police identified Friday morning as Sean D. Johnson, 47, of Grandview — was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

KCFD was called to the scene for the "destroyed building."