Police identify man killed in Platte City crash on I-435

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PLATTE CITY, Mo. — Authorities have identified a man who died after a crash on Interstate 435 on Tuesday morning.

Police said William A. Kirkpatrick, 51, was travelling southbound on I-435 around 5:20 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a concrete bridge barrier near 136th Street.

Platte City emergency medical services transported the man to North Kansas City Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

It is unknown at this time if he was wearing a seat belt.