Authorities have identified Lauren Courtney of Blue Springs as the 16-year-old girl who was killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 70 in Independence.
The Toyota that Courtney was driving collided with a Mercedes in the westbound lanes of I-70, west of Noland Road. The Mercedes came to a controlled stop on the shoulder, while the Toyota slid off the road and overturned.
Courtney was ejected from the Toyota. She was taken to a hospital and later died, police said.
No one inside of the Mercedes reported being injured.