Police continue to piece together what happened after a person was killed and another injured in a single-vehicle wreck that closed the intersection of East 135th and 15th streets in Grandview Thursday afternoon.
Grandview officials announced about 5 p.m. that the road would be closed for an extended time while authorities investigate the wreck.
The public was urged to avoid the area.
Police said a car traveling northbound on 15th Street about 3:45 p.m. left the roadway and rolled in a yard. The driver and the passenger were taken to the hospital with injuries ranging from serious to critical.
The passenger died of injuries sustained in the crash. Their identity is being withheld until family can be notified.
Speed was a factor in the crash, police said.