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Wrong-way driver causes wreck, shuts I-435 down for 2+ hours

Posted at 7:02 PM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 22:07:07-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A nasty wreck closed southbound Interstate 435 at Front Street for nearly three hours Monday night.

Video from KC Scout just moments after the crash showed at least four ambulances on the scene. 

Police told 41 Action News the wreck was caused by a driver of a Ford Mustang going the wrong-way on the interstate. 

The driver of the Mustang was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Two other people on a second car struck by the Mustang were hospitalized in non life-threatening condition.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the crash around 6:45 p.m.

Traffic was diverted onto Front St. during the closure.