Fatal crash investigation underway

Fatal crash investigation underway


UPDATE: The victim is identified as 44-year-old Eric B. Starr of Excelsior Springs, Mo.


The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality crash that occurred overnight near Kearney, Mo.

Deputies responded to the scene of a single-vehicle crash at 3:30 a.m. today, Feb. 2, near N.E. 128th Street and Jesse James Farm Road. They located a man who had been ejected from a Ford F-150 truck. The man was deceased upon deputies’ arrival.

Traffic Safety Unit investigators determined the man was traveling at a high rate of speed just before his truck overturned multiple times. He was not wearing a seat belt. Investigation is continuing, and deputies are notifying the man’s family. His name will be released when those notifications are complete.

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