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Victims identified in fiery Jackson County crash

Updated: 2013-09-16T16:52:48Z

Authorities on Monday identified two people killed in an early Saturday morning traffic crash in Jackson County as 21-year-old residents of Lee’s Summit.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said that Dustin A. Morton was the driver of the vehicle that crashed about 12:30 a.m. Saturday on Milton Thompson Road north of Langsford Road.

The passenger was identified as Kylan P. Farriss.

Investigators said the vehicle caught fire after it ran off the side of the road, hit a large rock and overturned.

Morton and Farriss were seen leaving a Blue Springs business shortly before the crash, the sheriff’s office said. Investigators said that alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the crash.

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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