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Woman dies in Monday afternoon crash in Kansas City, Missouri

Posted at 6:54 PM, Oct 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-13 06:11:40-04

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.