LS woman killed in hit-and-run accident in Kansas City

August 12, 2013 

A Lee’s Summit woman was killed Aug. 11 and the driver of a car she was a passenger in died the next day after a hit-and-run accident in Kansas City.

According to the Kansas City Star, 36-year-old Elvia P. Walters of Lee’s Summit died from injuries in a wreck at 31st Street and Euclid Avenue in Kansas City.

Walters was a passenger in a car driven by a 39-year-old victim, whose name was not released. The driver, who died Aug. 12, was driving a Ford Mustang that was T-boned by a white Chevrolet Cruze at the intersection about 2:35 a.m.

According to the Star, the driver of the Cruze ran away, leaving behind a seriously injured man in his front passenger seat. Police were still looking for the driver Aug.12.

The Cruze struck the Mustang on the passenger door, where Walters was seated with her seatbelt fastened, Master Police Officer Bill Johnson told the Star. The collision caused the Mustang to spin and hit a concrete curb with such force that it tore out a chunk of concrete and broke off the car’s left rear wheel, Johnson said.

The intersection is controlled by a stoplight and police were investigating which driver had the right-of-way.

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