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Man dies in crash with semitrailer in Kansas City, Kan.

A driver in his 40s died early Friday when his vehicle rear-ended a semitrailer in Kansas City, Kan.

The crash occurred about 12:30 a.m. in the 4900 block of Kansas Avenue, which is just west of Interstate 635.

The man was driving west on Kansas Avenue when the crash happened, police said. The driver of the semitrailer remained at the scene.

Police closed westbound Kansas Avenue and the ramp from southbound I-635 to Kansas Avenue for several hours while they investigated. The roads have reopened.

Police were withholding the name of the deceased man until family could be notified.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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