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I-635 reopens after fatal crash in Kansas City, Kan.

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Posted at 5:31 PM, May 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-27 05:11:07-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Interstate 635 northbound has reopened between the on-ramp to Kansas Avenue and westbound Interstate 70 after that stretch closed due to a fatal crash.

The area closed just before 5:15 p.m. Thursday. Traffic was moving again by 2:30 a.m. Friday.

The crash happened at 4:50 p.m. as a pickup truck traveled north on Interstate 635, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

A tractor trailer traveling east on the ramp from Interstate 70 onto northbound Interstate 635 failed to make the curve and went off the right side of the road and hit the pickup truck, according to the KHP.

The pickup truck driver, 51-year-old Dwyane Stout of Gallatin, Mo., died in the crash.

42-year-old Billy Eads was also in the pickup truck and was seriously injured.

It's unclear if either was wearing a seat belt.

The tractor trailer driver, 36-year-old John Mbera of Colorado was also seriously injured.

51-year-old Lazaro Garcia Torres of Gulfport, Mississippi was also in the tractor trailer and had a minor injury.