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Wreck near Nelson-Atkins leaves 1 dead

Posted at 9:51 AM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 10:51:21-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash early Friday morning near the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

A red/grey GMC Sierra truck traveling south on Gillham Road West at a high rate of speed lost control near Rock Hill Road and hit a concrete median, then slammed into a light pole (uprooting it), and also struck a rock wall before coming to rest, according to the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.

The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is the fourth vehicular fatality in KCMO in 2019.