Northland crash kills 61-year-old Kansas City man

CLAY COUNTY, Mo. - A Tuesday night traffic crash in the Northland killed a Kansas City man.

The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the victim as 61-year-old Charles E. Tinkey.

Tinkey was a passenger in a 2013 Kia Optima traveling south at 8:25 p.m. on 112th Street at U.S. 69 Highway.

The 79-year-old driver of the car failed to yield to a second vehicle, according to the patrol report.

The second vehicle, a 1994 Dodge Dakota driven by an 18-year-old woman, slammed into the passenger side of the car.

Tinkey was pronounced dead at LIberty Hospital.

The driver of the car he rode in suffered serious injuries.

The other driver suffered less serious injuries, according to the report.



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