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Woman dies in Overland Park wreck

A 48-year-old metro area woman was killed early this morning in Overland Park when the van she was riding in crashed into a light pole after the driver fell asleep at the wheel, police said.

The van, driven by a 47-year-old metro area man, was heading north on Metcalf Avenue at 130th Street when it left the roadway and struck the light pole in the intersection median, police said.

The driver, who suffered serious injuries, told authorities he fell asleep. The crash was still under investigation this morning. The identities of the victims were being withheld until later.

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