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Two dead after Christmas night crash

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Posted at 6:25 AM, Dec 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-27 06:29:56-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two men are dead and three children hurt after a late Christmas night crash in Lee's Summit.

It happened just after 11 p.m. on I-470 northbound, just north of NE Woods Chapel Road.

According to Missouri Highway Patrol, 30-year old Alexander Thirstrup of Lee's Summit died when his vehicle traveled southbound in the northbound lanes of the interstate. He struck a Dodge Journey, then a Chevy Tahoe. Thirstrup's vehicle then traveled off the road and struck the median cable barrier.

The Dodge journey also struck a Ford F-150, and a fifth vehicle was hit by debris from the crash.

The driver of the Tahoe, 27-year old Dominic Robinson of Independence, died at the scene. The passenger in that vehicle suffered serious injuries. Three children were also in that vehicle and suffered minor injuries.

All other injuries were minor.