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Teenager dies in Greenwood crash

A Lee’s Summit teenager died Friday night in a traffic crash in Greenwood, Mo., in the southern part of Jackson County.

Two others were injured in the wreck, which occurred about 11:10 p.m. on Missouri 150 at Smart Road.

Tyler M. Fratzke, 17, was riding in the front seat of a Chevrolet Trailblazer that was southbound on Smart. The Trailblazer collided in the intersection with a Chevrolet Cavalier that was eastbound on 150. Fratzke died at the scene.

The driver of the Trailblazer was not injured. Another passenger was sent to a hospital as well as the driver of the Cavalier.

The intersection has a stop sign on Smart Road, but traffic on 150 is uncontrolled, authorities said. Jackson County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Steve Leone said the cause of the accident was still under investigation.

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