July 15, 2013

Passenger dies of injuries from Cass County crash

Edward Grover, 20,of Osceola was thrown from vehicle that overturned Saturday night on K Highway south of 251st Street. He died Sunday.

An Osceola man died early Sunday morning as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicle crash south of East Lynne in Cass County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Edward Grover, 20, was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Hospital at 3:25 a.m. after he and two other young men were ejected from a 1998 Ford F250 traveling north on K Highway south of 251st Street.

The crash occurred at 11 p.m. Saturday as the pickup truck ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle returned to the roadway and overturned, ejecting Grover, along with the driver, 22-year-old Michael Grover, of Garden City, and a second occupant, 24-year-old Leland Stewart, of Drexel.

None of the men were wearing seat belts, according to investigators.

Edward Grover was lifeflighted to St. Luke’s.

Michael Grover sustained serious injuries. He and Stewart, who received moderate injuries, were transported by air to Research Medical Center.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the crash investigation.

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