One person dead after vehicle rolls off bridge in KCK, police say

One person was killed after their vehicle rolled off a bridge on the 18th Street Expressway in Kansas City, Kansas, Thursday evening, police said.

Police were called to investigate the crash on the highway near Kansas Avenue around 6:10 p.m.

Officer Jonathon Westbrook, a Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department spokesman, said the initial investigation suggests that an SUV was traveling south on the highway when it left the roadway and rolled off a bridge.

The driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police later identified the driver as 25-year-old Leroy Richardson.

The cause of the wreck remains under investigation by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Traffic Support Unit/Critical Collision Response Team.

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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.