Accident on 18th Street Expressway claims life

An accident this morning claimed a life on the 18th Street Expressway near Steele Road in Kansas City, Kansas.

According to a Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department spokesman, a white vehicle was traveling south on 18th Street when it attempted to change lanes. During the lane change the driver, a male, struck another vehicle.

The driver of the white vehicle lost control, the vehicle left the roadway and overturned in the ditch, police stated.

The driver was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries, a police spokesman stated. His identity will be withheld until there is positive identification and notification of the family, according to the spokesman.

There were no other passengers in the white vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was the sole occupant and was not injured, the spokesman stated.

The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Traffic Support Unit-Critical Collision Response Team is investigating. Anyone with information may call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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