A 23-year-old man from Butler, Mo. died early Nov. 19 following a one-vehicle crash on I-49 in Cass County.
The deceased driver was identified as Alexander M. Jenkins, according to a crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Jenkins, who was driving a 2004 Jeep, was pronounced dead at the scene just after 2:40 a.m. Nov. 19.
Authorities said the Jeep was heading southbound on I-49 near mile marker 160.8 when it went off the left side of the roadway, struck the end of a guardrail, and overturned. The report said Jenkins, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the Jeep into the southbound lane of traffic.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol was investigating the cause of the crash.
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The Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Peculiar Police Department, and Harrisonville Police Department assisted at the scene.