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47-year-old killed in one-vehicle crash Friday in rural Cass County

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A 47-year-old driver was killed in a one-vehicle crash Friday in rural Cass County, according to an online crash log from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

It happened around 4:15 p.m. in an area north of Cleveland.

According to the highway patrol, a 1992 Chevrolet vehicle was traveling south on State Route D, also known as Holmes Road, and was approaching 223rd Street when it crossed the center line. The driver overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle, causing it to go off the roadway and overturn, the highway patrol said.

The driver, identified as Kristen M. Yeager of Independence, was pronounced dead.

The highway patrol’s report said Yeager was not wearing a seat belt.

Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.
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