A 60-year-old North Kansas City man died early Wednesday when the car he was driving crashed into a utility pole on Truman Road in Kansas City.
Police identified the victim as Keith Cooper.
Officers discovered the crash about 3:50 a.m. Cooper was unresponsive and was pronounced dead by Kansas City Fire Department personnel about 4:10 a.m.
Cooper was headed west on Truman when for an unknown reason crossed into the eastbound lanes. He struck a utility pole at the southeast corner of Truman Road and Jackson Avenue.
Truman Road east of downtown Kansas City was closed from Jackson to Spruce Avenue for 2 1/2 hours while police investigated the crash and crews work on the damaged utility pole.