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Fatal wrong-way crash closes I-29 Monday morning

I-29 at Vivion fatal daylight
I-29 at Vivion fatal
Posted at 5:39 AM, Sep 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-08 19:13:47-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 6:13 p.m., Sept. 8 | The victims have been identified by KCPD as Roslyn S. Esau, 23, and Oree L. French, 60, both of Kansas City.

UPDATE, 10 a.m. | KCPD now says both people involved in the crash have died.

A Chevrolet Malibu was traveling north in the southbound lanes when it collided head-on with a Ford Fusion.

The Fusion driver, a 23-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, woman was killed at the scene.

The 60-year-old driver of the Malibu died at the hospital.

ORIGINAL STORY, 5:40 a.m. | A fatal crash closed Interstate 29 in the Northland early Monday morning.

According to Kansas City, Missouri, police, it was a wrong-way crash on southbound I-29 past Vivion Road.

The crash happened just before 5 a.m.

One person was killed and another was injured. The extend of their injuries is unknown.

Southbound I-29 was closed for the crash investigation. It reopened around 9 a.m.

Narrative: AIS responded to meet SCPD personnel on I-29 just north of N. Oak regarding a fatal collision. Investigation determined that a Chevrolet Malibu had been northbound in the southbound lanes of the highway when it collided head-on with a Ford Fusion. The driver/lone occupant of the Ford, identified as a 23 year old KCMO woman, died at the scene. The Chevrolet driver/lone occupant, identified as a 60 year old KCMO man, died a short time after his arrival at an area hospital.