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3 dead after responding fire engine & SUV crash into Kansas City, MO building

Building collapsed after Wednesday night crash that killed pedestrian and two in SUV

Shain Bergan, Morgan Mobley & Nick Sloan, KCTV-TV:

Three people were killed late Wednesday night after a fire truck collided with an SUV and crashed into a building in Westport.

A Kansas City Fire Department truck was heading northbound on Broadway Boulevard near Westport Road on the way to a house fire shortly after 10 p.m. The fire truck then collided with a Honda CRV that was traveling westbound on Westport Road. Both vehicles ended up crashing into the building housing the former Riot Room music venue.

The man and woman inside the SUV died, along with a woman who was on-foot at the scene. That pedestrian’s body was pulled from the building’s rubble shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday following an extensive recovery effort.

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Robert A. Cronkleton, Matt Gellman & Bill Lukitsch, The Kansas City Star:

The Honda SUV was headed west on Westport Road when the two vehicles collided. The force of the crash redirected both vehicles to the northwest, where they struck a pedestrian on the sidewalk before slamming into the building at 4048 Broadway, police said.

A large number of emergency vehicles descended upon the scene of the crash. Many remained at the scene overnight as police blocked off several streets surrounding the district. Firefighters could be seen going through the rubble. No firefighters were injured in the crash.

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