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Juvenile brothers killed after crash into creek, vehicle fire

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Posted at 10:35 PM, May 29, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two brothers, ages 6 and 7, were killed Friday night in a car crash in which the 7-year-old was driving.

The crash happened about 4:20 p.m. on East Blue Mills Road East of Pernin Road, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol crash report.

A Missouri Highway Patrol spokesman said the boys took their grandmother's 2007 Buick LaCrosse.

The 7-year-old was driving east on East Blue Mills Road when the car ran off the road, hit the ground and became airborne, according to the report.

The car hit a guardrail, hit the ground again and went back into the air, the report stated.

The car struck a wire, began rolling over, hit a tree and landed on its top.

The car caught fire.

The boys were from Independence. Their names not been released.

The crash is under investigation by the Missouri Highway Patrol Major Crash Team.