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1 person dead, 4 others injured in rollover crash on U.S. 169 in KC’s Northland

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A single-car rollover crash killed one man and injured four other people early Monday along U.S. 169 in Kansas City’s Northland, according to police.

The wreck occurred shortly before 4 a.m. near Northwest Barry Road. U.S. 169 was closed in both directions while police investigated the wreck.

A silver Ford Fusion sedan was headed north on U.S. 169 when the driver apparently lost control. The car ran off the highway onto the shoulder, which had been softened by recent rains. The car collided the end of a metal guardrail causing it to overturn several times in the grassy median, police said.

Five people inside the car were ejected during the crash. One man died at the scene. Kansas City police identified him as DeShaun T. Allen, 33.

Three men and a woman were taken to a hospital where they were reported to be in stable condition.

The northbound lanes of U.S. 169 reopened shortly after 5:30 a.m. The southbound lanes reopened about 7 a.m.

Allen’s death was Kansas City’s 32nd traffic fatality of the year.

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