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Kansas patrol: Tire blowout sent car over side of bridge


August 20, 2021

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A blown tire caused a car to careen over the side of a bridge in suburban Kansas City, killing a passenger and seriously injuring the driver, according to Kansas troopers.

The Kansas State Patrol said the crash happened Thursday afternoon in Shawnee on Interstate 435. A northbound car was on an I-435 bridge when its left rear tire blew, sending the car into the bridge's right guardrail and over the side, investigators said.

The car rolled twice and landed in a creek below, the patrol said, killing a passenger, 43-year-old Gomez Humberto-Perez of Kansas City, Kansas....

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