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Woman killed, child injured in I-435 crash Thursday

Kansas Highway Patrol
Posted at 5:42 AM, Nov 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-12 06:42:14-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was killed in a crash on Interstate 435 in Wyandotte County Thursday.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2015 Kia Forte traveled off the road near Wolcott and crashed into a pole around 5 p.m.

The driver, 23-year-old Shailee Viramontes of Leavenworth, was killed.

A 3-year-old child was also in the car when it crashed and was taken to the hospital with a suspected serious injury.

Both occupants were wearing seatbelts.

Investigators have not determined why the car may have left the roadway.