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High-speed crash kills 2 in overnight crash in Northland

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Posted at 11:38 AM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-31 12:38:20-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police said two people were killed in a high-speed crash early Sunday morning.

An initial investigation indicates a red Kia Forte was traveling North on North Brighton when the driver lost control on the curve around just before 3 a.m. The car then hit three traffic signs and sheared off a large tree at the base, landing on its side. Then, the tree fell on top of the car near North 72nd Street.

The driver and a front seat passenger died. Two people were riding in the rear of the car. One person had life-threatening injuries. The other was expected to recover.