Independence police are investigating a fatal wreck Monday on Interstate 70 at Noland Road.
The two-vehicle crash was reported just after noon and left a 45-year-old man dead at the scene.
Police said the man was driving a Nissan west on I-70 in the right lane when his car rear-ended a tractor-trailer.
The driver of the truck stopped at the scene. The driver was not injured.
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Several lanes of traffic along the interstate were shut down while police investigated the crash.
The name of the man killed was not immediately released, pending notification of family.