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Police investigate fatal crash in Kansas City, Kan.

Police were investigating a fatal crash Monday evening in the 8900 block of Parallel Parkway near the Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Police were investigating a fatal crash Monday evening in the 8900 block of Parallel Parkway near the Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Kansas City, Kan., Police Department

Police were investigating a fatal crash Monday evening near the Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

The crash occurred about 7 p.m. in the 8900 block of Parallel Parkway as a westbound SUV had stopped to turn into the medical center, according to police.

While the SUV waited for traffic to clear so it could turn, a second SUV, also headed west, rear-ended the first one. The driver of the second vehicle fled on foot but was caught a few blocks away. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Emergency crews took the three people inside the first SUV to a hospital. A woman in her early 70s, who was in the backseat, died at the hospital. The other two people suffered minor injuries.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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