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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) –  A Missouri National Guard member from Kansas City died in a car accident while returning home from helping to fight flooding in northwest Missouri.

Police say 19-year-old Jordan House died Monday when a car he was riding in ran off a road in Kansas City and hit a trailer
parked on the shoulder.

The driver and another passenger in the car, also members of the guard, were hospitalized with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The Kansas City Star reports that investigators think the driver fell asleep.

The three guard members were returning from flood duty in Carrollton, Mo.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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