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One Person Killed and Another Critically Injured in a Semi-truck Head-on Collision on Interstate 49  Grandview in Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Mo. — One person died, and another person critically hurt in a head-on collision with a semi-truck. The incident happened around 1 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 49 Grandview at 140th Street.

Preliminary reports indicate that the semi-truck driver lost control while traveling south on I-49, hitting the center median and crossing over into the northbound lanes, colliding with a car.

Emergency responders transported both drivers to a local hospital where the driver of the car succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced deceased. The driver of the semi-truck sustained critical injuries.

No further details have been provided.

Thoughts on semi-trucks and head-on collisions

Head-on collisions with any vehicle, let alone a semi-truck, are catastrophic. These crashes happen so suddenly that the other motorists hardly have time to react. These accidents can be devastating for the surviving families left behind. This is why holding those responsible for such crashes accountable is important.

The news release suggests the crash happened when a southbound semi-truck crossed the northbound lane and hit another vehicle. Why did this happen? Was the truck driver distracted or speeding? Fatigued? Was there a problem with the truck’s brakes or steering (mechanical issues account for ten percent of fatal accidents)? Was there a sudden tire failure?

While these answers will come to light with time, what we do know is that an innocent person died, and the surviving family deserves to know what happened — they deserve justice and closure for any and all wrongdoing that led to the death of their loved one.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.

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