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 10-22-2019
Date: 2019-10-23
Author: Sergeant Holan
Public Information Officer
Reference Number: 19-021

Date: October 23, 2019


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

Reference Number: 19-021

Subject: Fatality Motor Vehicle Accident on MO 92 Highway at 45 Highway in Platte County

On October 22, 2019 at approximately 2:42 PM, the Platte County Sheriffs Office and EMS was notified of a vehicle crash on MO-92 Highway at the intersection with MO-45 Highway connector in rural Platte County.

The crash occurred as Jeffrey R. Swan, 59 years old from Agency, Missouri, was operating a 1985 Ford Mustang eastbound on MO-92 Highway. At the intersection of MO-45 connector the Mustang was stopped in traffic waiting to make a left turn. The Ford Mustang was struck in the rear by a 2015 Ford F550 being operated by Thomas O. Kennedy, 52 years old of Leavenworth, Kansas.

Passenger Randy P. Dudley, 42 years old from Savannah, Missouri, a front seat passenger in the Ford Mustang, was pronounced at the scene and transported to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City, Kansas. Jeffrey Swan was transported to North Kansas City Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Thomas Kennedy declined any medical treatment. There were no other passengers in either vehicle. Preliminary investigation indicates that alcohol was not a factor. All occupants were wearing safety belts.

The accident is being investigated by the Platte County Sheriffs Office Crash Team.