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One dead in Independence traffic crash

Updated: 2013-09-07T19:46:30Z

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a one-vehicle traffic crash early Saturday in Independence.

The crash occurred about 2:50 a.m. at Arlington Avenue and U.S. 24, according to police. The driver died in the wreck, and the passenger was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

The identities of the victims will not be released until their families are notified.

Police said excessive speed appeared to be a factor, but the investigation continued.

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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