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 01-29-2020
Date: 2020-01-29
Author: Sergeant Holan
Public Information Officer
Reference Number: 20-001

Date: January 29, 2020


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

Reference Number: 20-001

Subject: Fatality Motor Vehicle Accident

On January 29, 2020 at approximately 8:24 A.M., the Platte County Sheriffs Office, Southern Platte Fire Protection District and American Medical Response responded to a motor vehicle crash on MO North 45 Highway south of Northwest 45 Spur in Unincorporated Platte County. A 30 year old man of Winchester, KS, driving a 1995 Dodge Dakota and one passenger, a 39 year old woman, were southbound on MO 45 when their vehicle crossed the centerline of the road and struck a 2010 Volvo SUV traveling northbound on MO 45. The Volvo SUV was driven by a 40 year old male.
The 30 year old male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 39 year old female and the 40 year old male were transported to North Kansas City Hospital for treatment. The accident investigation is still ongoing and is being conducted by the Platte County Sheriffs Office Crash Team. The identities of the parties involved are being withheld at this time to allow for family notifications.