Two people are dead and two are injured after a car ran off an Interstate 435 overpass Saturday night and landed on Gregory Boulevard in Kansas City.
The driver, a 22-year-old Overland Park man, and front-seat passenger, a 21-year-old woman from Warrensburg, Mo., died at the scene.
A 23-year-old Warrensburg woman was in critical condition, and a 22-year-old Warrensburg woman was listed in serious but not life-threatening condition.
The names of the victims were not being released, pending notification of relatives.
The three women were students at University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, said university President Chuck Ambrose. The driver was not a student at the university.
“The University of Central Missouri is deeply saddened by the loss of two young lives that took place during this tragic incident,” Ambrose said. “As a close-knit community, we are keeping families and friends of these individuals and the two young women who were seriously injured in our thoughts and prayers.”
The university has a team that will provide assistance and support, including counseling, for family and friends of the students involved in the crash.
“These students as upperclassmen had made a big impression on their programs and friends, so throughout this week we will assess the kinds of support and services the entire campus needs,” Ambrose said in a phone interview.
Kansas City police said the red Chevrolet Camaro was northbound on I-435 when the driver apparently lost control and the vehicle ran off the overpass.