Fatal Crash in Jackson County

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In Jackson County, a man from Raytown, Missouri dies after a three-vehicle crash involving his motorcycle.

On June 21, 2012 at approximately 10:44 p.m., Jeffrey Cook, age 49 and of Raytown, Missouri was operating a 2010 Harley Davison and traveling in the westbound direction. The second vehicle involved in this crash is Timothy Pate, age 52 and of New Cambria, Missouri was operating a 2011 Superior Broom while traveling in the westbound direction. And the third vehicle involved in the crash is Shawn Bedell, age 42 and of La Monte, Missouri was operating a 1997 Ford while traveling in the westbound direction.

At that said time and place, Jeffrey was traveling westbound on highway 350 at Colburn Road. The crash occurred when Jeffrey’s motorcycle collided with Timothy Pate’s vehicle. Jeffrey then traveled into the left lane and collided with the side of Shawn Bedell’s vehicle.

Jeffrey Cook was transported to the Research Medical Center and later pronounced dead by Doctor Scott. According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, both Timothy Pate and Shawn Bedell were uninjured and did not seek medical treatment.

Jeffrey Cook’s 2010 Harley Davison received total damages and was taken by Jim’s Tow. Timothy’s 2011 Superior Broom received minor damages and was released to the company. Shawn’s 1997 Ford received minor damages and was driven from the scene of the crash.

This fatality and motorcycle crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of troop A, Major Crash Team #267, Lee Summit Police Department, and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

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