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Car crash kills Liberty man, 20

A 20-year-old man died after an early Monday in a two-vehicle crash at Missouri 291 and Moss Avenue in Liberty, police said.

The victim was identified as Joaquin Mendoza Jr. of Liberty. The accident occurred just before 1:30 a.m.

According to the initial report, Mendoza was northbound in a Dodge Neon when he collided with a southbound Chevrolet Equinox. The driver of Equinox was taken to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries.

Mendoza later died. The accident remains under investigation, police said.

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