Motorist killed in three-vehicle crash on Bruce Watkins Drive and Cleaver Boulevard

A woman was killed Wednesday evening in a three-vehicle crash on Bruce R. Watkins Drive and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard, police said.

The victim’s name has not been released.

Officers responded to the scene about 7:30 p.m. According to initial reports, a pickup and a car had stopped at a red traffic light. A woman driving a Saturn from the southbound ramp off Watkins Drive sped across the grassy median and struck the pickup, which hit the other car stopped at the light.

The woman inside the Saturn was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The drivers of the pickup and other car were not injured.

Glenn E. Rice: 816-234-4341, @GRicekcstar