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Woman killed in Monday afternoon traffic crash in Independence

Independence police
Posted at 5:52 PM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-20 13:18:04-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, May 20 | The victim was identified as 77-year-old Carol Soendke.

ORIGINAL STORY, May 17 | A woman died in a traffic crash Monday afternoon in Independence.

The crash happened about 2:30 p.m. at East U.S. 40 Highway and Fairview Road, according to the Independence Police Department.

A Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling east on East U.S. 40 Highway near Fairview Road when the crash occurred.

Police said the pickup truck hit a car traveling north on Fairview Road.

The driver of the car, a 77-year-old Napoleon, Missouri, woman died at a hospital.

Her name has not been released.

The pickup truck driver suffered minor injuries.

The crash is under investigation.