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: Fatality Motor Vehicle Accident in Northern Platte County
Date: 2017-08-14
Author: Sergeant Jeffrey Shanks
Public Information Officer
Reference Number: 17-017

News Release

Date: August 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sergeant Jeffrey Shanks
Public Information Officer
(816) 858-1979

Reference Number: 17-017

Subject: Fatality Motor Vehicle Accident on MO 45 Highway in Northern Platte County

On August 13, 2017 at approximately 2:15 A.M., the Platte County Sheriff's Office along with Fire and EMS responded to a motor vehicle accident that involved a BNSF train in Northern rural Platte County. A 1985 Chevrolet pickup truck collided with a BSNF train at the Macadow street rail crossing to MO 45 Highway. The driver of the 1985 Chevrolet pickup truck was Joseph Anderson, a 53 year old male resident of Northern rural Platte County. Mr. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other reported injuries as a result of the accident. The accident investigation is being conducted by the Platte County Sheriff's Office Crash Team, and is still ongoing at this time.