Wrong-way highway collision on I-635 in KCK kills one, injures another

A driver is dead and another was injured in a wrong-way collision on a highway in Kansas City, Kan.

The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department reported that the crash occurred before 1 a.m. Saturday morning on Interstate 635 near Leavenworth Road.

Two sport utility vehicles collided when one was traveling the wrong direction on northbound I-635. Both vehicles were only occupied by the drivers.

One driver was pronounced dead on the scene, and the other has serious injuries, police said. It is unclear which driver was traveling the wrong direction on the highway.

Identity of the fatality victim will be released pending identification and family notification, police said.

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