KC: 2 injured in rear-end collision on East US-40 near Independence

JACKSON COUNTY, MO — Two people were hurt, one seriously, early Tuesday evening due to a two-vehicle crash on East Highway 40 near Independence, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened at the intersection with East 36th Street and was first reported at about 5:20 p.m.

Officials say a 44-year-old man of Kansas City, was driving a 2006 Chrysler westbound when they tried to overtake a 2010 Toyota, also westbound, but ended up hitting the back of the vehicle.

He sustained minor injuries and was taken by Independence Fire crews to Truman Medical Center, but the driver of the Toyota, a 31-year-old woman, of Independence, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Centerpoint Hospital.

Both vehicles were totaled in the collision and had to be towed from the scene.

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