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Driver killed when vehicle rolls into ravine in Independence

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Nov 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-15 09:15:31-05

UPDATE, Nov. 15 | The victim was identified as 48-year-old John D. Bright of Independence.

Police believe excessive speed and no seatbelt contributed to his death.

ORIGINAL STORY, Nov. 12 | One person died in an overnight crash in Independence, Missouri.

The incident happened around 1:40 a.m. Friday morning at Lee's Summit Road and Kiger Road.

Independence police said a vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree and rolled into a ravine.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene of the crash.

They were the sole occupant and no other vehicles were involved.

Police continue to investigate the incident.