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.
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.