The passenger in a Chevrolet Trailblazer was killed early Saturday in a one-car crash in souteast Independence.

Independence Police said the crash happened at 2 a.m. on westbound U.S. 40 at Fairview, which is just east of Little Blue †.

The Trailblazer left the roadway and partially overturned, ejecting the passenger. The passenger was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

The driver was extricated from the vehicle and is at an area hospital with life threatening injuries.

Police havenít identified the two occupants yet because family members have not been notified.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.