Police continue to investigate after a two-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in northern Independence left one person dead and two injured.

The crash happened shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday at U.S. 24 and Lee's Summit Road. According to Independence Police, a Kia had been northbound on Lee's Summit when it was struck by an eastbound Ford van, overturned and came to rest upright.

The man driving the Kia and his female passenger were rushed to the hospital, and the driver later died. His name has not yet been released. The woman driving the Ford van was taken to the hospital with “moderate” injuries, police said.