Platte City man killed in accident

A Platte City man is dead following a two-vehicle accident near Parkville on Sunday, Jan. 6.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol filed a report on Monday morning, Jan. 7, stating that Aaron L. Lancaster, 31, was pronounced dead at 7:45 p.m. at North Kansas City Hospital following the accident.

The online report stated that a 2001 Ford truck driven by Matthew C. Tate, 19, of Leavenworth, Kan., was driving westbound and failed to negotiate a curve near the intersection of Route N and Naylor Road. His vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 2008 Pontiac car driven by Lancaster.

Tate sustained moderate injuries and was transported to North Kansas City Hospital.

The report stated that Lancaster wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. His body was transported to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City, Kan. He is the second fatality for Troop A this year.

The Parkville Police Department assisted at the crash scene.

Texas man seriously injured in accident

A Texas man sustained serious injuries after he was ejected from his vehicle in a crash in Platte County.

On Monday, Dec. 31, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 435, at mile marker 286.

Vincente N. Rey, 41, of Friona, Texas, was driving northbound on I-435 when he swerved to miss an animal in the roadway. He lost control of his 2004 GMC and traveled into the median. His truck struck a storm drain, became air born and rolled multiple times.

Rey, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to North Kansas City Hospital with serious injuries.

A passenger, Rocio Herrera-Toress, 35, of Andarako, Okla., sustained minor injuries. She was transported to NKC Hospital as well.

The Platte County Sheriff’s Department assisted the MSHP on working the accident.

One injured in motorcycle crash

A Kansas City man was injured when he crashed his motorcycle on Saturday, Jan. 5 in Platte County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kevin C. Lucas, 25, was on the exit ramp entering Interstate 29 when he lost control of his 1979 Honda Goldwing.

Lucas’ bike traveled off the roadway and overturned, ejecting him from the seat.

He sustained minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to North Kansas City Hospital.

Two arrested by MSHP

Two area residents were arrested late last month by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

On Dec. 20, Parkville resident Nikki T. Fox, 25, was arrested in Clay County for possession of a controlled substance-prescription pills.

Riverside resident Jeremy M. Butler, 26, was arrested on Dec. 22 for driving while revoked in Platte County.