Three crashes kill two, injure eight in Kansas City, Olathe over weekend

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Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident.

Update: This story has been updated to include the identities of the deceased victims.

Two people are dead and eight people are injured after three crashes Saturday night and Sunday morning in Kansas City and Olathe.

Just after midnight Sunday, a car traveling west on Interstate 70 near Stadium Drive lost control while speeding through a construction zone, according to Kansas City police.

The car left the roadway and flipped over multiple times. A teenage girl was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. She was identified by police as 14-year-old Hailey Jeffries, of Independence.

The driver and two other occupants, including a 14-year-old boy, were transported to the hospital.

Wornall Road was shut down near Bridlespur Drive for three hours at 9:40 p.m. Saturday after a four-vehicle crash injured five people.

The wreck was caused when a white Dodge Grand Caravan traveling south on Wornall crossed over into the northbound lanes and sideswiped a blue Hyundai before hitting a green Toyota and a gray Ford head-on.

Kansas City police said they are checking to see if the driver of the Dodge was impaired..

Five people were injured in the crash. The driver of the Toyota suffered critical injuries. The driver and passenger in the Hyundai suffered moderate injuries. The driver of the Dodge suffered non-life threatening injuries and the driver of the Ford suffered minor injuries.

Just after 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Olathe officers were called to U.S. Highway 169 near 151st Street to respond to a motorcycle accident.

According to a press release, officers found a motorcycle in the roadway and a deceased 30-year-old male driver nearby. He was identified by police as Bryan Hunt. Police are still investigating the crash.

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Katie Bernard covers Kansas crime, cops and courts for the Kansas City Star. She joined the Star in May of 2019. Katie studied journalism and political science at the University of Kansas.