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Five juveniles injured, one critically, in rollover crash near 79th and Oldham Road

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Five juveniles were injured Monday, one critically, after a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed crashed and landed on its roof.

None of the occupants were wearing seat belts, according to the Kansas City Police Department.

The incident was reported shortly before 4:30 p.m. at 79th and Oldham Road.

A 17-year-old was driving a Hyundai and lost control. The vehicle left the road and struck a wood utility pole. It then returned to the road, overturned and landed on its roof.

The driver and an 11-year-old passenger suffered serious injuries. A 15-year-old was critically injured. Two other 15 year olds had moderate injuries. All five were transported to area hospitals, Kansas City police said.

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Katie Moore covers crime and justice issues for The Star. She is a University of Kansas graduate and was previously a reporter in her hometown of Topeka, Kansas.
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