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Fatality crash closes exit from US 69 to 179th Street Thursday

US 69 fatality crash 5.5.22
Posted at 12:41 PM, May 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 10:08:29-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Overland Park police are investigating a fatality crash on U.S. 69 northbound.

The crash happened at around before 12:04 p.m. Thursday.

According to the department, the driver, Wayne Presley, 57, was driving north on U.S. 69 when he veered right and hit a guard rail.

Presley continued north before drifting off the roadway and hitting a steel light pole. He died at the scene.

Both the exit to 179th Street and the right lane of U.S. 69 were closed, but traffic was not seriously affected.