Man dies in crash after pickup crosses into oncoming traffic in Platte County

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PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — A man is dead and a woman and child are injured after a nighttime crash Monday, according to a statement from the Platte County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers with the sheriff’s office were notified of the crash on 45 Highway near Northwest Farley Hampton Road at 7:06 p.m., just south of Farley, Mo. They found that a 2021 Ford F750 truck was traveling southbound when it crossed into the northbound highway lane. The truck collided with a 2005 Acura sedan.

The driver of the Acura, a 29-year-old man from Leavenworth, Kan., died at the scene. His name has not been released since officials are still notifying the family.

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There were also two passengers in the Acura. Both a 35-year-old woman and a 9-year-old boy were taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Ford was also taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

The crash remains under investigation.

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