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One killed, another injured in semi-truck crash near Harrisonville
Kansas City, MO. - One person was killed and another was injured in a collision involving a semi-truck north of Harrisonville on Saturday. The crash occurred at around 6:50 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-49 at mile marker 161.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a motorist in a 1998 RAV 4 was stranded on the side of the road, when another driver in a Ford F-150 stopped to assist. Shortly thereafter, the truck, a 2020 Kenworth tractor, struck both vehicles.
The driver of the F-150, 73-year-old Max Herrick of Peculiar, Missouri, was outside of his vehicle when the force of the collision pushed the RAV 4 into him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not yet announced the identity of the other person who was injured in the crash.
The Major Crash Team Investigation Unit was dispatched to the scene and the investigation is still ongoing.
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