One killed, three injured in multi-vehicle crash on southbound I-435 and Bannister

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person is dead and three are injured after a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 435 early Wednesday morning.

It happened just after midnight in the southbound lanes of the highway, near Bannister Road.

Witnesses say a car was seen near 87th Street weaving in and out of traffic and traveling at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.

Shortly after, the witness approached the crash scene. It involved five cars.

Four people were taken to area hospitals with injuries. One of those victims died later Wednesday morning, according to police. The victim's identity has not been released.

The highway was closed for several hours while crews cleared the scene. It reopened around 3:30 a.m.

It was not clear if anyone was arrested following the crash, or if the vehicle the witness saw near 87th street was involved. We're working to gather more details and will have them on 41 Action News Today and as they become available.

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