KC: 1 killed, 2 critically hurt in high-speed crash near Research Medical Center

KANSAS CITY, MO — A two-vehicle collision Wednesday, February 14, in southwest Kansas City has claimed one life and left two people critically injured, according to KCTV5.

Kansas City Police Department officials said the fatal wreck occurred on Prospect Avenue at 63rd Street, near Research Medical Center. First responders were dispatched to the scene some time after 2:55 p.m.

An early investigation found that a black Lincoln MKZ sedan was speeding southbound on Prospect Avenue. As the vehicle reached just south of 63rd Street, it struck the front end of a gray Lincoln MKX SUV that was turning left out of a parking garage. The MKZ then proceeded southbound over northbound Prospect Avenue until it collided with a tree and came to rest.

Authorities confirmed the driver of the MKZ died at the scene. The MKZ’s two passengers were rushed to an area hospital for critical injuries. At the time of KCTV5’s report, both patients remained in serious condition.

The driver of the MKX was not reported hurt.

The KCPD continues to investigate the circumstances of the crash.

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