Driver spots car in creek, leading Cass County deputies to find crash victim

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says deputies found a woman dead inside a car on Thursday morning just before 8 after a driver alerted them to a car overturned in a creek near E. 271st Street and E. State Route 2.

The sheriff’s office identified victim as 49-year-old Toye R. Click of Cleveland, Mo.; she was the only person inside the car.

Investigators say they believe Click drove off of the south side of the road and overturned in the creek, partially submerging the car. Right now they’re unsure what caused the crash and how long the car had been in the creek, but the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office is assisting to determine those details as well as a time of death.