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One dead in 1-70 accident after SUV hits disabled semi-truck

Kansas City Star - 2/15/2020

Feb. 15--One person died Saturday morning after an SUV rear-ended a disabled semi-truck on Interstate-70 just west of Interstate-435 in Kansas City, Kansas, police said.

Kansas Highway Patrol officers were called to the scene at I-70 and 110th Street around 5:30 a.m. Saturday, said highway patrol spokeswoman Trooper Candice Breshears.

The semi-truck was disabled in a westbound lane of I-70 when an SUV rear-ended it, killing the driver of the car, Breshears said.

Police said they do not know why the truck was disabled at this point.

The left shoulder and left lane of westbound I-70 were closed in the area Saturday morning while officials cleared the scene.

The primary agency investigating the crash is the Kansas Turnpike Authority, Breshears said.

Police have not yet released the identity of the victim.

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