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: 2020-02-04
Author: Sergeant Holan
Public Information Officer
Reference Number: 20-002

Date: February 4, 2020


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

Reference Number: 20-002

Subject: Update - 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.
The crash occurred as William McHardie, 30 years old from Winchester, KS was traveling south on 45 Hwy. The Dodge Dakota crossed over the center line and drove south in the northbound lane of 45 Hwy causing a head on collision with a 2010 Volvo XC80. William McHardie was pronounced at the scene and transported to Frontier Forensics. The driver of the Volvo, Sean Chang, 40 years old from San Gabriel, CA was transported to North Kansas City Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Sean Chang has been determined to be not at fault in this accident.
Passenger Tanya Carter, 39 years old from Green City, MO, a front seat passenger in the 1995 Dodge Dakota was 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.