There are a great many misapprehensions about local life.
It turns out we may not, in fact, be the next Austin, Portland, Seattle or even . . . Denver.
In fact, here's a tragic story that deserves attention because it offers a more accurate view of local life:
Emergency crews responded to Front Street at I-435 on a single-vehicle fatal crash involving a city trash truck. Investigation determined that the vehicle had been northbound on the off-ramp from I-435 North to Front when the driver apparently lost control.
The vehicle overturned as it reached the base of the ramp then collided with a concrete barrier separating east and westbound traffic on Front Street.
The vehicle then caught fire with its three-person crew inside. Two occupants were able to escape the vehicle, one with the aid of a KCPD officer who was passing by at the time. Both were transported to an area hospital where one is listed in critical condition and one serious. The remaining occupant died at the scene.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Interstate 435 and Front Street in Kansas City reopened Tuesday afternoon hours after a fatal crash involving a trash truck.The truck with three Kansas City Public Works employees overturned at the intersection of Front Street and the I-435 exit ramp about 11:30 a.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A crash closed an exit from the northbound lanes of Interstate 435 to Front Street and drivers are being asked to find a detour. The Missouri Department of Transportation said the driver of a trash truck overturned on the ramp. The truck then caught fire.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A rollover crash involving a garbage truck turned fatal Tuesday morning, killing one person and critically injuring two others. Police and emergency crews responded at 11:30 a.m. to the Front Street exit off of northbound Interstate 435 in response to an overturned solid waste vehicle belonging to the City of Kansas City.
UPDATE . . . A SECOND WORKER HAS DIED:
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- UPDATE: On Tuesday night, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas tweeted that he has learned a second city employee has died as a result of this accident. "My heart breaks for his family, his friends, and our entire Kansas City Public Works Department," the mayor said.
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Tuesday evening that a second city worker has died after a fiery crash involving a trash truck.The truck with three Kansas City Public Works employees overturned at the intersection of Front Street and the Interstate 435 exit ramp about 11:30 a.m.
Developing . . .