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1 dead after two-vehicle wreck in Platte County; investigation underway

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a two-vehicle crash that left one person dead Tuesday afternoon.

The wreck was reported just before 2:45 p.m. on Missouri 92 near Missouri 45.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, a 2015 Ford F-550 truck struck the back of a 1985 Ford Mustang while the Mustang was waiting to make a left turn at the intersection.

A passenger in the front seat of the Mustang was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was identified by the sheriff’s office on Wednesday as 42-year-old Randy P. Dudley, of Savannah.

The driver of the Mustang, a 59-year-old Agency resident, was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.

The driver of the truck, a 52-year-old from Leavenworth, Kansas, declined medical treatment at the scene, the sheriff’s office said.

Details of what led up to the wreck remained under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

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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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