Brothers age 6 and 10 killed in St. Patrick’s Day crash are identified

Two brothers killed in a Friday traffic crash in Kansas City were identified Monday as Dustin Moyer and Brian Moyer Jr.

Dustin, 6, and Brian, 10, were passengers in a car that crashed late Friday morning on 12th Street near Ewing Avenue in Northeast Kansas City.

Two adults in the car suffered critical injuries.

Kansas City police said that no one in the car was using seat belts at the time of the crash.

Witnesses said that the car was driving at a high rate of speed and ran a stop sign before the driver lost control. The car hit a wooden utility pole and broke through a chain link fence before coming to rest in the yard of a home.

The boys and the man driving the car were ejected. A female passenger had to be extricated by emergency workers.

The family may have been driving to watch the St. Patrick’s Day parade when the collision occurred, relatives said.

Several dozen relatives and friends attended a balloon release held Sunday in honor of the two brothers at Kaw Field in Sugar Creek.

Relatives have set up a YouCaring account to raise money to help cover funeral expenses.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

Glenn E. Rice: 816-234-4341, @GRicekcstar