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Kansas City police identify victims of fatal firetruck crash

December 20, 2021 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police have identified the three victims killed last week when a firetruck collided with a sport utility vehicle and then smashed into a building in a Kansas City entertainment area.

Police said Monday that 41-year-old Tami Knight was struck last Wednesday when the impact of the crash forced the truck and the SUV over a sidewalk, where she had been walking. The vehicles came to a stop in a Westport building that had been home to the Riot Room, a bar and music venue that recently closed. Her body was found in the rubble the next day.

The other two victims, 41-year-old Jennifer San Nicholas and 25-year-old Michael Elwood, were riding in the SUV, The Kansas City Star reported.

San Nicholas and Elwood were both employees at Ragazza Food & Wine, according to the Italian restaurant. A post from the establishment described them as “wonderful” and “amazing.”

No firefighters were injured in the crash.