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Friday, December 17, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Fatality Crash North of 83rd Street on I-435 in KC-MO

This crash appears to be in the median of Interstate 435 north of the 83rd Street overpass- and it occurred around 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.



There was at least 1 vehicle smoking at this scene- possibly on fire and possibly up to 4 vehicles involved.



A CSW reporter at the scene said there was "a possible fatality here- several seriously injured" and that "extrication was needed" to get some victims out of crashed vehicles.



(Photo courtesy of KSHB-41 NBC Action News)

 
It appeared that "this was a cross-over crash" as at least one vehicle had "struck and severed the (protective) median cables."


Traffic is affected both north and southbound on I-435 between 87th Street and Gregory Boulevard.



Southbound I-435 was closed at Gregory Boulevard.



There have been two non life-threatening patients transported from the scene: "a 61-year-old driver" of "a pickup truck" and his "57-year-old female passenger.

Both were reportedly seat-belted and the air bags did go off in the pickup and were taken to a south KC-MO medical trauma center.

KC-MO Police have confirmed that there was a fatality at this crash scene.


Additional patients- conditions unknown- were said by KC-MO EMS to be transported to Centerpoint and Children's Mercy hospitals.



Police have no estimate when  southbound I-435 will be re-opened south of Gregory.


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