Two people died in a fiery car crash early Saturday in eastern Jackson County.
The sheriff’s department said the vehicle was southbound on Milton Thompson Road north of Langsford Road when it crashed shortly after 12:30 a.m. The Prairie Township Fire Protection Department extinguished the fire.
Deputies found the vehicle upside down and off the road. Two people were inside. Officials think the vehicle was traveling at high speed when it left the east side of the road, hit a large rock and overturned.
The identities of the dead were not immediately released.
The sheriff’s department had earlier been alerted to a vehicle speeding near Missouri 7 and Liggett Road in Blue Springs.