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Independence police investigate two-vehicle fatality

Independence police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday at Missouri 291 and Independence Avenue.

The name of the victim is being withheld until relatives have been notified.

The accident occurred about noon. According to initial reports, a southbound tractor with an attached trailer turned eastbound at Independence Avenue, where it was struck by a vehicle traveling north.

The driver of the northbound vehicle was killed. The driver of the tractor was not injured.

No other details were available and the accident remains under investigation.

Glenn E. Rice, grice@kcstar.com

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