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KC: Driver, puppy die after SUV crashes into utility poles near SE Kansas City intersection

KANSAS CITY, MO – One person and their puppy died Saturday afternoon, March 30, as a result of a crash and explosion in southeast Kansas City, according to KWCH.

The fatal accident unfolded near the corner of East 27th Street and Prospect Avenue, in the city’s Santa Fe neighborhood. Kansas City, Missouri Police Department officers and first responders were dispatched to the area at about 4:00 p.m.

Officials said the victim was operating a black Yukon SUV westbound and at a high rate of speed on East 27th Street when the vehicle veered off the right side of the roadway. Moments later, it crashed into and sheared off a wooden utility pole before striking a metal utility pole and erupting into flames.

Preliminary details indicate the debris from the car explosion caused damage to three other vehicles at the red light.

The driver was confirmed deceased at the scene. A puppy that was traveling inside the SUV at the time was ejected during the accident and also died from its injuries.

Evergy crews were called to the area to tend to a resulting power outage.

No further details have been shared at this time.

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