This wasn't just any crash- for it took nearly an hour and a half to extricate the a person from the wreckage- who died.
It was in spite of a valiant effort by KC-MO Fire and paramedic crews- who worked on the "25-year-old female" trapped in a mangled car since the wreck was first reported at 1:07 a.m.- on southbound I-29 under one of the bridges of the I-635 interchange on the northern border of Riverside.
Extrication tools and airbags were used- while medics wiggled around the wreckage trying to keep the trapped woman alive.
That effort failed when- after the 2:32 a.m. extrication of the female was completed- she was declared dead-at-the-scene by the paramedic.
A second male patient- reportedly the driver of the car- refused medical transport.
The wreck is being investigated while southbound I-29 at I-635 remained closed for several hours Saturday morning.