KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was killed in a crash on Interstate 435 Wednesday morning.
The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. on southbound I-435 to the north of Eastwood Trafficway.
Multiple cars were involved, and one appeared to be on fire.
Kansas City, Missouri police said a Toyota RAV4 was stopped on the shoulder when a southbound Chevrolet Traverse rear-ended the Toyota.
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A 50-year-old Independence man, later identified as Derrick L. Holloman, driving the Toyota died of his injuries at the hospital.
The driver of the Chevrolet fled on foot before police arrived.
The crash closed three lanes of traffic, causing a major delay.