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Strasburg man dead in utility terrain vehicle crash in Cass County

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Posted at 6:02 AM, Jun 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-11 07:51:26-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Strasburg, Missouri, man has died in an overnight utility terrain vehicle crash Saturday in Cass County.

At around 2:25 a.m. Saturday, Derek W Scott, 26, was traveling southbound on South Shimel Road, north of East 187th Street, in a 2019 Polaris UTV, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

After the vehicle received a flat tire, it traveled off the road to the right side, and hit an embankment. Scott was ejected from the vehicle and struck a utility pole, MSHP logs say.

He was transported to an area hospital and was pronounced dead at 3:33 a.m.

The Cass County Sheriff's Department assisted in responding to the crash.