WYANDOTTE COUNTY (KSNT) – The Kansas Highway Patrol is reporting that one person is dead after a vehicle rear-ended a snowplow on Interstate 435.

Ernesto Lopez, 20, of Platte City, Missouri, was killed when the Chrysler Town & Country rear-ended a KDOT snowplow.

The deadly crash happened at 1:55 a.m. New Year’s Day.

According to the KHP, the snowplow was traveling southbound on Interstate 435 treating the road when it was hit, for an “unknown reason from the rear at highway speeds.”

The 59-year-old driver from Edwardsville suffered only minor injuries.

Both men were wearing their seatbelts.