Archive for Kansas City Kansas

Rollover crash slows traffic on eastbound I-70 at Turner Diagonal

A rollover crash on eastbound I-70 at the Turner Diagonal slowed traffic, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. One lane has now reopened. Traffic was backed up to 78th and I-70. The accident happened around 6:16 p.m. Saturday, June 24. (Staff photo)

A rollover crash on eastbound I-70 at the Turner Diagonal slowed traffic, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. One lane has now reopened. Traffic was backed up to 78th and I-70. The accident happened around 6:16 p.m. Saturday, June 24. (Staff photo)

A rollover crash on eastbound I-70 at the Turner Diagonal has all lanes closed, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. Traffic was backed up at 78th and I-70 in this view. The accident happened around 6:16 p.m. Saturday, June 24. (KC Scout photos)

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Motorist dies in wrong-way accident at I-635 and Leavenworth Road

A driver died in a wrong-way accident at 12:50 a.m. Saturday, June 24, on I-635 and Leavenworth Road, according to police.

According to an initial Kansas City, Kansas, police investigation, a black sport utility vehicle was traveling southbound, the wrong way, on northbound I-635.

The vehicle collided with another black sport utility vehicle that was heading north on I-635, police stated.

The driver of the first vehicle was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, and the driver of the second vehicle was found dead at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the accident, a police spokesman stated.

The identity of the fatal victim will be released after there is positive identification and notification, according to police.

The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Traffic Support Unit – Critical Collision Response Team is investigating.

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Saturday events

Meet a rescue pet at the library
All ages are invited to meet a rescue pet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the West Wyandotte Library, Conference Room B, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City will bring rescue pets to meet people.

‘Water/Ways Exhibition’ planned at Schlagle Library
A “Water/Ways Exhibition” is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 4051 West Drive. The park entrance is at 91st and Leavenworth Road. A display on the history of Wyandotte County Lake will be presented.

Motorcycle ride fundraiser planned for firefighter
A benefit Dice Run for Capt. James Sparks, a firefighter recently diagnosed with ALS, is planned on Saturday, June 24. Registration is from 11 a.m. to noon at Hooters at The Legends Outlets. The route goes through Kansas City, Kansas, Leavenworth, Tonganoxie, Eudora and ends in Bonner Springs. Entry fee is a $25 donation.

KCK Street Blues Festival planned Saturday
The Kansas City, Kansas, Street Blues Festival is planned from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at 3924 N. 49th Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. The Street Blues Festival will feature performers “King” Bill Carter, C.J. Walker, Bobby Carson, Bob and Diana Suckiel, Danny Cox, Jack Wilson, Karla and Too Bad Jim, and Lemuel Sheppard. Those attending may bring coolers, lawn chairs and blankets. The festival benefits Kansas City musicians and the children’s charities of Widow’s Sons No. 17 Masonic Lodge Past Masters of KCK. The location is at Lavender’s Circle L Ranch, about a mile north of Leavenworth Road, at the bluffs near the Missouri River. There is a $10 donation per person. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/KCK-Street-Blues-Fest-449797298438662/.

Free concert planned tonight at Legends Outlets
The Legends Outlets will continue its free outdoor concert series, Legends Live, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, June 24. The concert is at the Civic Courtyard Fountain at The Legends Outlets. The band on June 24 will be “Run With It,” a powerhouse” trio playing funk, pop-rock hits from the 1980s to now.

Sioux City visits T-Bones on Saturday
The Sioux City Explorers will play the Kansas City T-Bones in baseball action at 7:05 p.m. June 24 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Kansas City, Kansas. Post-game fireworks are planned. For more information, visit http://www.tbonesbaseball.com/.

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