CRASH ALERT: CHILD DIES IN FOUR-VEHICLE PILEUP IN PLATTE CO.
PLATTE COUNTY, MO - A child was killed in a four-vehicle pileup near Kansas City International Airport Saturday evening, KCTV 5 reports.
According to a report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, construction near the 19.6 mile marker on I-29 caused John Cosgrove to slow his Toyota Prius. A 2014 Ford Explorer driven by Cherlyn McWhirth slammed into the back of the Prius, pushing it into the back of a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which in turn struck a Ford F-150 of unknown vintage.
John and Ruth Cosgrove as well as a 6-year-old female passenger were taken to nearby medical facilities for treatment of mild to serious injuries. An 8-year-old male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
McWhirth also required hospitalization for moderate injuries.
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