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One person seriously injured in three vehicle crash on U.S. 71

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Posted at 7:51 AM, Jul 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-21 15:42:51-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person suffered life-threatening injuries in a three vehicle crash at Bannister Road and U.S. 71 Saturday night.

According to police, a blue Chevy Blazer was eastbound on Bannister Road at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the back end of a Chevy Malibu that was stopped at a red light, waiting to turn onto northbound U.S. 71.

The impact forced the Malibu into a stopped white Ford Escape.

The driver of the Malibu suffered life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Ford Escape was not injured, but three passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital.

Police said the driver of the Chevy Trail Blazer was not injured, but is under investigation for impairment.