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KCK man killed in single vehicle crash Sunday morning

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Aug 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 10:09:37-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Kansas, man was killed in a single vehicle crash at 123rd Street and Marxen Road early Sunday morning.

Just before 8:00 a.m. emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash.

Officers said preliminary investigation indicates that a pickup truck was traveling northbound on 123rd Street when it left the roadway, drove down into the ditch and came to a stop in a heavily wooded area.

The driver, who was the only occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been identified as 45-year-old Jason Knetter of Leavenworth County, Kansas.

Police said preliminary investigation shows that speed may have been a factor in the crash.

Marxen Road north of 123rd was expected to be closed for several hours.