Independence police have identified the driver killed in a crash at U.S. 40 and Valley View Drive as Sarah E. Dillon, 18, of Overland Park, Kan.

A young woman has died from injuries she sustained Thanksgiving Day in a two-car crash at U.S. 40 and Valley View Road in Independence.


Independence police identified the victim as Sarah E. Dillon, 18, of Overland Park, Kan. She died Saturday at Centerpoint Medical Center.


Independence Police said Dillon was northbound in a 2002 Mazda Tribute and was crossing the westbound lanes of U.S. 40 from a stop sign on Valley View Road. Her vehicle was struck by a 2005 Pontiac G6 that was westbound on U.S. 40.


The woman driving the Pontiac and a male juvenile passenger had minor injuries and declined medical treatment.


Police are still investigating the crash.