KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A traffic crash left a woman dead Monday afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri.
KCPD said the woman was a passenger in a 1996 Ford Mustang, which was traveling east about 12:45 p.m. on East 23rd Street near Wheeling Avenue.
The 17-year-old driver lost control of the car, which hit a light pole.
Evidence at the crash scene and witness statements indicated speed was a likely factor in the crash, police said.
The 22-year-old woman, identified as Kayla R. Whitney, died at the scene.
The driver suffered non life-threatening injuries, according to information from KCPD.