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1 killed, 2 injured in head-on crash on Blue Parkway, Kansas City police say

Kansas City police investigate fatal wreck on Blue Parkway

One person was killed and two others were injured in a head-on, two-vehicle crash Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in the 5900 block of Blue Parkway, according to Sgt. Bill Mahoney, an accident investigation supervisor for the Kansas City Police Department.
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One person was killed and two others were injured in a head-on, two-vehicle crash Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in the 5900 block of Blue Parkway, according to Sgt. Bill Mahoney, an accident investigation supervisor for the Kansas City Police Department.

One person was killed and two others were injured in a head-on, two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon, according to Kansas City police.

Officers responded to crash just before 3 p.m. in the 5900 block of Blue Parkway.

The crash happened when a Chevrolet Cruze collided head-on with a Chevrolet Suburban in the eastbound lanes.

A man who was driving the car died at the scene, according to Sgt. Bill Mahoney, an accident investigation supervisor with the Kansas City Police Department.

Police said the man who died was a 24-year-old Kansas City resident. His name has not been released.

Two men in the Suburban were taken to a nearby hospital with critical injuries. They were listed in stable condition as of Monday evening, according to police.

Traffic in the immediate area was shut down for a few hours while police gathered evidence and talked to potential witnesses.

On Monday evening, police were still investigating what led up to the crash and trying to determine which vehicle had crossed the center line.

Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.
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