KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A second person died from injuries suffered in a Cass County crash that closed Missouri 291 for several hours Wednesday morning.
One other person suffered “a disabling injury” in the two-vehicle crash around 6:30 a.m., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The crash happened around 231st Street along the curve at Home Farm Road and closed Missouri 291 in both directions until around 9:30 a.m.
According to an MSHP Online Traffic Crash Report, a 2006 GMC Yukon driven by a 41-year-old man from Garden City, Missouri, crossed the center line and struck a 2023 Hyundai Elantra head-on.
The driver of the Hyunadi, identified as Kirt Daum, 50, of Independence, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The passenger in the Hyundai, Trysten Daum, 24, of Independence, died an hour later at a local hospital.
There have been 33 traffic fatalities in Troop A — which includes Bates, Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Platte and Ray counties along with six other counties — so far in 2023.
KSHB 41 Digital In-Depth Reporter Tod Palmer contributed to this report.