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Two dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Bruce R. Wakins in Kansas City

Two people were killed and two injured in a head-on collision early Sunday on Bruce R. Watkins Drive in Kansas City, according to police.

The wreck was reported about 1:16 a.m. Sunday when a red Toyota Corolla traveling north on Bruce R. Watkins spun out near Truman Road and then started traveling south — the wrong way — in the northbound lanes.

At East 29th Street the Toyota struck a black Chevy Camaro head-on.

The driver and a passenger in the Toyota were pronounced dead at the scene.

A front-seat passenger of the Chevy suffered live-threatening injuries and was listed in “guarded” condition, police said.

The driver of the Chevy was injured and was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

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Ian Cummings is the breaking news editor for The Kansas City Star, where he started as a reporter in 2015. He is a Kansas City native who graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012.
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