Independence man dies from injuries after one-vehicle wreck

04/03/2014 5:59 PM

04/03/2014 6:02 PM

A 36-year-old Independence man died Wednesday night after he lost control of his pickup truck on a curve in south Kansas City.

Police were called to the wreck at Martha Truman Road near Blue River Road just before 6 p.m., where William A. Carolus‘s truck had struck a tree. The tree prevented the truck from tumbling down a steep ravine, said police Sgt. Bill Mahoney. Firefighters had to extricate Carolus from the wreckage. Police used a tow truck winch to get the truck back on the road.

Carolus later died at a hospital.

Christine Vendel, cvendel@kcstar.com

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