Two people are dead and two are injured after a car ran off an Interstate 435 overpass Saturday night and landed on Gregory Boulevard in Kansas City.
The driver, a 22-year-old Overland Park man, and front-seat passenger, a 21-year-old woman from Warrensburg, Mo., died at the scene.
A 23-year-old Warrensburg woman was in critical condition, and a 22-year-old Warrensburg woman was listed in serious but not life-threatening condition.
The names of the victims were not being released, pending notification of relatives.
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The three women were students at University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, said university President Chuck Ambrose. The driver was not a student at the university.
“The University of Central Missouri is deeply saddened by the loss of two young lives that took place during this tragic incident,” Ambrose said. “As a close-knit community, we are keeping families and friends of these individuals and the two young women who were seriously injured in our thoughts and prayers.”
The university has a team that will provide assistance and support, including counseling, for family and friends of the students involved in the crash.
“These students as upperclassmen had made a big impression on their programs and friends, so throughout this week we will assess the kinds of support and services the entire campus needs,” Ambrose said in a phone interview.
Kansas City police said the red Chevrolet Camaro was northbound on I-435 when the driver apparently lost control and the vehicle ran off the overpass.