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1 person killed in single-vehicle crash in Independence

Posted at 1:49 AM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 06:15:12-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person died in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday on East 37th Terrace between Jackson Drive and Arrowhead Avenue in Independence.

Independence police said a 2008 Toyota FJC was traveling east around 8:40 p.m. on 37th Terrace before Jackson Drive when it left the roadway and overturned after striking a tree.

The driver — identified later Thursday as 51-year-old Leonard Byrd of Independence — was ejected from the vehicle.

Emergency responders declared Byrd, who was not wearing a seatbelt, according to police, deceased on the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.