A tractor-trailer crash and a death investigation closed two popular routes into downtown Kansas City on Wednesday morning.
The body of a man, who may have jumped or fallen from an overpass, was found just before 5 a.m. in an eastbound lane of Interstate 70 on the north side of the downtown loop, between Wyandotte and Delaware streets, police said.
A motorist alerted police. It appeared that a vehicle struck the man after he hit the pavement, police said. Traffic was diverted while investigators gathered evidence. The highway reopened about 8:15 a.m.
In a separate incident, a tractor-trailer hauling smoked sausages overturned about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday as it negotiated a turn along Interstate 670 just after Seventh Street Trafficway in Kansas City, Kan.
The crash closed eastbound I-670 for about 10 hours while crews cleared debris. The highway reopened about 12:45 p.m.
The two closures created a significant backup along the Lewis and Clark Viaduct, which connects Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City.