LENEXA, Kan. (AP) _ Three people are dead after a multi-vehicle
crash late this morning in the Kansas City suburb of Lenexa,
Authorities say at least one of the vehicles burst into flames
in the 11:30 a.m. crash at Interstate 435 and Kansas 10.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says motorists should expect major
traffic delays in the area until mid-afternoon or longer.
Witnesses said dozens of passers-by stopped to help and used
fire extinguishers to put out the flames. They helped pull at least
one mother and a child from a vehicle.
Authorities say a northbound vehicle left the interstate,
crossed the grassy median and slammed head-on into southbound
Officers covered two vehicles with tarps.