Independence Police continue to investigate a fatal single-car crash from Tuesday morning on Interstate 70.
The crash occurred about 10:05 a.m., police said, on I-70 eastbound near Noland Road. A 2012 Kia Sorento left the road and hit the concrete embankment between the highway and the exit ramp to Noland. The driver, a 61-year-old woman who was alone in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have not said what might have caused the vehicle to leave the highway. The woman's identity has not been released, pending family notification.
The crash caused police to close the exit ramp to Noland and the right eastbound lane of I-70, backing up traffic for a couple miles past noon.