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 Accident on 09-24-2019
Date: 2019-09-26
Author: Sergeant Holan
Public Information Officer
Reference Number: 19-019

Date: September 26, 2019


Contact: Sergeant Micah Holan
Public Information Officer
(816) 858-2424

Reference Number: 19-019

Subject: Fatality Motor Vehicle Accident on MO 45 Spur at Stillings Road in Platte County

On September 24, 2019 at approximately 4:08 P.M., the Platte County Sheriff's Office, and EMS responded to a motor vehicle crash on MO 45 Spur and Stillings Road in Unincorporated Platte County. An 80 year old woman of Platte City, MO, driving a 2017 Mitsubishi SUV and one passenger, a two month old baby, were northbound crossing the center of the intersection of MO 45 Spur and Stillings Road when their vehicle, was struck by a 2002 Ram 2500 traveling west on MO 45 Spur. The RAM 2500 was driven by a 65 year old male of Mclouth, Kansas.
The 80 year old female died at the hospital at 2037 hours. The 2 month old was transported to Children's Mercy Hospital for treatment. It has been determined that the infant was properly secured in a car seat and that the 80 year old woman was wearing a seat-belt. The accident investigation is still ongoing and is being conducted by the Platte County Sheriff's Office Crash Team. The identity of the parties involved are being withheld at this time to allow for family notifications.