The first serious-injury crash was reported around 1:25 a.m. in South KC-MO at 99th Street and Wheeling.
This was a single car that crashed into- and knocked down a utility pole.
The 21-year-old male driver was "partially ejected" during the crash- and fire crews had to use extrication tools to get him out.
That driver was taken to a Metro hospital in serious to critical condition.
At 1:39 a.m.- another 1-vehicle crash was reported on northbound U.S. 169 just north of M-9 highway near Briarcliff.
Here- the "24-year-old male driver" was reported by FD-EMS to have "fallen 30 feet off a bridge" after the crash.
The man was reported to be "highly intoxicated" by a paramedic- which explained his seeming non life-threatening injuries- described as he was enroute to a Northland hospital.
The next crash was in Olathe KS around 2:15 a.m. in the 1200 block of South Lindenwood.
It was reported that a vehicle containing 3 occupants slammed into a tree- and extrication was again required to get the occupant out of the wrecked vehicle.
A male passenger in his 20's was taken to an Overland Park hospital with critical injuries as well as a lesser-injured female.
No word on the 3rd occupant in the crash- but their injuries were reportedly serious.
The fourth serious crash became a fatality.
This was a single-vehicle rollover in Independence MO just before 4 a.m.- on 39th Street under M-291 near the Independence Center mall.
A "42-year-old male driver was reportedly "partially-ejected" from the vehicle during the crash and his injuries were critical.
The patient was taken to nearby Centerpoint Med Center where the man later died of his injuries.