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Crash shuts down intersection at 39th Street, Southwest Trafficway

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Posted at 3:22 AM, Apr 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-28 11:21:09-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police closed the intersection at 39th Street and Southwest Trafficway early Wednesday morning.

There was a traffic accident reported in the area around 2:05 a.m.

KCPD said a silver Chevy Monte Carlo was headed west on 39th Street at high speeds and failed to stop at a light, striking a tan Chevy Silverado that was headed south on Southwest Boulevard.

The collision caused both vehicles to slide off the road and into a wooden utility pole, knocking out power in the area.

The driver of the Silverado suffered life-threatening injuries.

A passenger in the Monte Carlo was suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg. That person was taken to the hospital in critical condition but is reportedly stable.

The driver of the Monte Carlo was taken into custody for a DUI investigation.

Officers did have the intersection blocked off as power was restored and as they investigated what happened.

The road reopened around 8:30 a.m.