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Teen is killed, vehicle crashes into house during party at Kansas City, North, home

Teenager found dead in KC driveway after car crashes into house

Police were questioning a driver after a teenager was found dead in the driveway of a house in the 9400 block of North Kentucky Avenue in Kansas City that a vehicle had wrecked into early Sunday.
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Police were questioning a driver after a teenager was found dead in the driveway of a house in the 9400 block of North Kentucky Avenue in Kansas City that a vehicle had wrecked into early Sunday.

A fight among teenagers during a party at a house in Kansas City, North, reportedly ended with a 17-year-old boy struck by a car and killed in the driveway early Sunday morning.

Police were investigating the death Sunday after responding to reports of a crash about 4 a.m. in the 9400 block of North Kentucky Avenue in the Woodneath Farms subdivision.

Officers found the teen dead in the driveway. A vehicle had wrecked into one of the doors to the three-car garage.

A person at the scene who identified himself as a family member said the person killed was his 17-year-old brother.

The driver was taken in for questioning by police and remained in custody Sunday afternoon. Clay County prosecutors were reviewing the case. Meanwhile, the medical examiner’s office was attempting to determine the cause of death.

Family members arrived at the house shortly after noon Sunday.

A cousin of the teen’s parents, who spoke for the family, said there was a party at the house Saturday night.

The teen had invited three friends over, and they were hanging out when a fight broke out.

The fight made its way outside to the front yard, the cousin said. At one point, the teen was struck by the car.

All the teens were friends and attended Liberty High School.

News quickly spread through the community.

Late Sunday morning, neighbor Lenny Pittala walked his dog near the house to see what was going on.

“It’s a pretty bad situation,” said Pittala, who had seen the police cars and crime scene tape earlier in the day.

The teen’s parents were said to have been out of town, Pittala said.

“It’s awful, a horrible situation,” Pittala said. “Without knowing all the details, it just sounds like it’s a complete anomaly around here. It just doesn’t happen here.”

The Woodneath Farms community is a master planned community developed by Hunt Midwest near Missouri 152 and Flintlock Road.. It is comprised of nearly 720 homes and has entered it’s final construction phase, according to Hunt Midwest’s website.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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