1 killed in Independence car crash

One person was killed in a crash early Saturday morning in Independence.

Independence police said that a Chevrolet Trailblazer was heading westbound on U.S. 40 at Fairview when it left the roadway and partially overturned, ejecting the passenger. 

The passenger was rushed to a hospital and died.

The driver was extricated from the SUV and taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The crash is under investigation.