Press Release

Platte County Sheriff's Office
Mark S. Owen, Sheriff
415 3rd Street Suite 10
Platte City, MO 64079
816-858-2424 (business)
816-858-3053 (fax)

Subject: MVA results in one fatality one injury
Date: 2017-01-18
Author: Sergeant Jeffrey Shanks
Public Information Officer
Reference Number: 17-001

News Release

Date: January 18, 2017


Contact: Sergeant Jeffrey Shanks
Public Information Officer
(816) 858-2424

Reference Number: 17-001

Subject: Fatality Motor Vehicle Accident on MO 92 Highway East of Bethel Road in Central Platte County

On January 18, 2017 at approximately 7:37 A.M., the Platte County Sheriff's Office, along with the Platte City Police Department, Fire, and EMS responded to a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles that occurred on MO 92 Highway East of Bethel Road in Central Platte County. A 1986 Chevrolet El Camino was traveling east on MO 92 Hwy when the driver lost control of his vehicle, slid sideways and crossed over into the westbound lane of MO 92 Highway. The Chevrolet El Camino was then struck by a 2000 Buick Century that was traveling west on MO92 Highway. The driver of the Chevrolet El Camino, a 51 year old male from Atchison, Kansas, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Buick Century, a 33 year old male from Platte City, Missouri, was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. While a preliminary investigation indicates the weather conditions may have been a contributing factor, the accident investigation is still ongoing and will be conducted by the Platte County Sheriff's Office Crash Team. The identity of both drivers is being withheld at this time to allow for family notifications.