(McKenzie Robinson)

(UPDATE: 05/13/17 04:30 p.m.)- The Missouri State Highway Patrol has officially confirmed that a motor-vehicle accident, possibly involving multiple vehicles, has proved fatal for one person.

The accident occurred on eastbound I-70 and Missouri State Highway Patrol has shut down eastbound lanes to continue investigating the cause of the crash.

Drivers are still urged to use caution in the area as emergency crews remain on scene.

KMZU will release the details of the official accident report when it becomes available




BLUE SPRINGS, Mo.- KMZU has confirmed reports regarding an accident slowing traffic on Interstate 70 in Blue Springs.

As reported, the accident is allegedly affecting traffic near Woods Chapel Road. Emergency crews are believed to be on scene at this time working to clear the scene.

According to MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map, the accident was reported around 3:30 p.m. and initially closed down eastbound lanes.

No injuries have been formally reported and parties involved are unknown at this time. KMZU is working to gather confirmed information as it becomes available.

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