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.

The Prius was totalled, and the Explorer was extensively damaged. Only the F-150 could be driven from the scene.

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