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Two killed in head-on crash in Northern Platte County

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Posted at 8:06 PM, Nov 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-19 11:53:04-05

PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. -- Two men from Kansas City died in a head-on collision in Northern Platte County Saturday afternoon. 

According to the Platte County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened on 45 Hwy. north of Iatan, Mo. A 2004 silver Mercury Grand Marquis was going northbound in the southbound lane while trying to pass vehicles when it hit a 2007 gold Toyota Rav4 head-on. 

The driver and passenger, both 23 years old and from Kansas City, Mo., died from their injuries. 

The driver of the Rav4, an 18-year-old woman from Atchison, Kan., was taken to an area hospital by helicopter with non-life threatening injuries. 

The occupants of a third vehicle involved in the crash were not injured. 

The Platte County Sheriff's Office says alcohol may have played a role in the crash. 

The names of the victims are not being released pending family notification.