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Saturday, December 25, 2010

One Dead in KC-MO Christmas Morning Crash

At least one yet-unidentified person died around 7 a.m. Saturday morning when the car they were in plunged off a roadway onto a railroad right-of-way below.

It happened up to an hour prior to the wreck being located in the 2000 block of Troost- near Hospital Hill just around 6:35 a.m..

A prior call had went out shortly before 6 p.m. to fire- EMS and police of a "car on the railroad tracks" near "Pershing and Main."

No crash was located there- but police kept investigating and at 6:35 a.m. after talking to some railroad personnel- had located a crashed car that apparently had "come off of Troost onto the" railroad below.

At least one male victim was with that vehicle and had to be extricated by the FD- and lifted to the street about 40-50 feet above while C.P.R. was being performed on him.

Sources say that victim died at a nearby hospital shortly after arriving by ambulance there after 7 a.m..

So far- no "official" report of this crash is available.


1 comment:

the observer said...

So sad! A dad of 2 on his way to Christmas day.

I would suggest that the chain link fence that was in this spot be replaced with something made of sterner stuff.