The man killed in a Thursday morning traffic crash on Interstate 35 in Kansas City has been identified as 31-year-old Jason P. O’Neill.
Kansas City police said O’Neill was from Kansas City and Excelsior Springs.
The wreck occurred just after 7 a.m. Thursday in the southbound lanes of I-35 where it splits from Southwest Trafficway.
Police said O’Neill’s car was traveling at a high rate of speed and was weaving in and out of traffic when he lost control and struck a highway barrier.
His car was spun sideways into the lanes of traffic where it was hit by a pickup truck. A third vehicle was then struck.
The drivers of the truck and third vehicle were not injured.
The wreck forced the closure of the highway for several hours.