Archive for Saturday, January 3, 2009

5 dead in KC car crashes in new year

January 3, 2009

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— Authorities say Kansas City has logged five traffic fatalities since the start of 2009.

Police said a 23-year-old woman was killed and three other people were injured after a car crashed into a pickup truck at 5:30 a.m. Friday.

One of the injured parties was reported in critical condition, while the driver of the truck escaped serious injury.

A few hours earlier, 36-year-old Victor Shears, of Kansas City, died in another two-car crash on the same street, about 18 blocks to the north.

Three people perished in a fiery crash at 12:20 a.m. Thursday.

Police said that 37-year-old Anatoliy Savinkov, of Overland Park, Kan., died after his car slammed into a stopped vehicle, which burst into flames.

Sixty-two-year-old Ralph Sutton and his wife, 55-year-old Debra Sutton, of Gladstone, both died in the second vehicle.

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