Editor’s note: This story has been updated to properly reflect where the crash occurred.


PLATTE CITY, Mo. — A Platte City 19-year-old lost his life in a deadly crash on Sunday involving a semi-truck.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, around 6:45 p.m. Michael Stephenson was driving his Ford pickup truck west on Interstate 70 in Saline County and collided with a semitruck.

The impact totaled Stephenson’s truck and killed him. He was then taken to the Saline County Coroner’s Office for further investigation.

The 22-year-old semi-truck driver was not reported as having any injuries and his truck took on only minor damages, according to the crash log.