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September 7, 2013

One dead in Independence traffic crash

Police said that speed appeared to be a factor in the Saturday morning crash at Arlington Avenue and U.S. 24

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a one-vehicle traffic crash early Saturday in Independence.

The crash occurred about 2:50 a.m. at Arlington Avenue and U.S. 24, according to police. The driver died in the wreck, and the passenger was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

The identities of the victims will not be released until their families are notified.

Police said excessive speed appeared to be a factor, but the investigation continued.

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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