News: 1 driver dead, 1 injured following collision on Interstate 49

GRANDVIEW, MO – One driver was killed, and another injured in a collision on Interstate 49 in Grandview early Tuesday morning, KCTV reports.


Police said the driver of a semi-truck lost control of the vehicle near the 140th Street exit shortly before 1 a.m. and crossed over into the northbound lanes of I-49.  The semi collided with a vehicle headed northbound on the interstate.


Both drivers were transported to an area hospital.  The driver of the second vehicle, 26-year-old Markel Heard of Kansas City, was pronounced dead.  The semi driver, a 45-year-old man, was critically injured.


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