Motorist killed in two-vehicle collision on Cleveland Avenue in Kansas City

A 27-year-old man was killed late Thursday in a two-vehicle collision at 55th Street and Cleveland Avenue, according to Kansas City police.

Officers responded to the crash just after 11 p.m. The victim was eastbound on 55th Street when the Saturn sedan he was driving collided into a southbound Chevrolet SUV.

The driver of the Saturn died at the scene. He was identified by police later on Friday as Xavier Johnson, a Kansas City resident.

A passenger in the Saturn was taken to a nearby hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the SUV was not injured.

Reporter Kaitlyn Schwers contributed to this report.

Glenn E. Rice covers crime, courts and breaking news for The Kansas City Star, where he’s worked since 1988. Rice is a Kansas City native and a graduate of the University of Central Missouri.