Breaking News

KC police log final traffic fatality of 2013

Updated: 2014-01-07T23:57:33Z

Kansas City police on Tuesday identified a woman who died after a December traffic crash as Willie Irvine, 94, of Kansas City.

Irvine was driving north on U.S. 169 just south of Missouri 9 about 8 p.m. Dec. 18 when another vehicle rear-ended hers. She remained in the hospital until dying from her injuries Dec. 22, said Sgt. Bill Mahoney. Police learned of the death this week.

The other driver was not hurt.

Her death was counted as the final traffic fatality of 2013. The city recorded 61 fatalities last year, which was 11 fewer than 2012.

Christine Vendel,

Deal Saver Subscribe today!


The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Kansas City Star uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here