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Woman critically injured in crashes that closed eastbound I-470 for several hours

A woman was critically injured early Wednesday in a series of crashes that lead to the closure of eastbound Interstate 470 for several hours.
A woman was critically injured early Wednesday in a series of crashes that lead to the closure of eastbound Interstate 470 for several hours.

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.

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

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