A woman was critically injured early Wednesday in a series of crashes that lead to the closure of eastbound Interstate 470 for several hours.
The first crash occurred about 3 a.m. along eastbound I-470 near Blue Ridge Boulevard.
The car the woman was driving hit a guardrail, according to Kansas City police.
The car was then involved in a second accident when a truck struck the rear of it. The woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Eastbound I-470 remained closed until shortly before 8 a.m. while authorities investigated the crash and crews removed debris.