Fatal accident reported near 18th and State

A single-vehicle fatality accident in the 1800 block of State Avenue overnight is under investigation.

Kansas City, Kansas, police officers responded to the accident around 12:15 a.m. Saturday, according to a police spokesman.

When they arrived, they found a single vehicle had wrecked into a house, the spokesman stated.

The driver was extricated from the vehicle and taken to a hospital in serious condition. A passenger was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation revealed the vehicle was westbound on State Avenue at a high rate of speed when it lost control and left the roadway, the spokesman stated.

Detectives with the police department are currently investigating the fatality. Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS, the spokesman stated.