A 52-year-old man from Liberty died late Saturday morning after his car crashed into a house in an Independence neighborhood.
The crash happened about 11:10 a.m., near 35th and Crane streets. Independence police said Ricky Wayne Powell was driving a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe south on Crane when the car veered off the roadway and into a house. Powell was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
No residents in the home were injured. The crash caused some damage to the landscaping outside the house and minimal damage to the building.
The crash remains under investigation, including a pending report on Powell from the Medical Examiner.