Police in Kansas City, Kansas, said a teenage girl has died after a two-vehicle crash Monday morning on State Avenue between 73rdand 75th streets.
The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department said in a news release that six people were injured in the crash, but Chelsey Updike, 16, of Kansas City, Kansas, died Wednesday at an area hospital due to injuries sustained in the crash.
Two adults also remain hospitalized, but police said they are expected to recover.
Police said the crash took place around 4 a.m. Monday.
Police said the initial investigation indicates that a vehicle containing four teens was traveling westbound on State at a high rate of speed when it struck an eastbound vehicle attempting to make a left turn at the traffic light at North 75th Place as well as a utility pole. Five of the six victims were thrown from the vehicles, while one required extrication.
The crash prompted the closure of both east and westbound lanes of State Ave. for hours on Memorial Day.
Police said the incident remains under investigation by the KCKPD Traffic Investigation Unit. Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.