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One person killed in crash late Thursday near Kansas City Zoo

Posted at 4:59 AM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 21:58:07-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was killed and another was injured following a late-night crash north of the Kansas City Zoo.

It happened just after 11 p.m. Thursday at 55th Street and Swope Parkway.

Kansas City police say a gray Saturn was traveling eastbound and a white Suburban was heading southbound when they collided near the intersection.

The driver of the Saturn, identified as 27-year-old Xavier Johnson of Kansas City, Missouri, died in the crash. The passenger in the Saturn was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Suburban was taken into custody, police said.