Two Missouri Drivers are Fatally Injured in Platte County Crash

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Two Missourians are fatally wounded when one driver loses control of their vehicle, striking another vehicle head-on.

On August 13, 2012 at approximately 2:48 p.m., 54 year old Antwinette Holtsclaw of Platte City, Missouri was operating a 2002 Kia traveling westbound on MO 92, two tenths of a mile west of Ode Road. At that same time and place, 27 year old Randy Hartline of Council Bluffs, Iowa was traveling eastbound on MO 92. Hartline then lost control of his vehicle causing it to cross the center line and strike Holtsclaw head-on.

Antwinette Holtsclaw was pronounced dead at the scene by NRAD Paramedic C. Glover at 3:02 p.m. Her body was transported to the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office from the scene of the crash. The at-fault driver, Randy Hartline, was transported from the scene of the crash by EMS to North Kansas City Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:48 p.m. by Dr. Graham. Neither party was wearing their safety device at the time of the crash.

Both vehicles sustained total damage in the crash and were towed from the scene by Express Tow. It is unknown whether the drivers involved in the crash possessed insurance coverage for their respective vehicles.

This crash was investigated by Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper M. Yoder, Sgt. T.B. Gardner, Cpl. T. Williams, Cpl. M. Fisher, Cpl. C. Dunfee, Trooper R. Richardson, Trooper D. Lyle, Trooper T. Graham, Trooper T. Goolsby, DDCC Sgt. D. Blankenship and Sgt. G. Martin. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was assisted by MCIU Crash Team Sgt. G. Billings and Sgt. H. Sears.

Next of kin of both deceased drivers were notified. Investigation of this crash continues.

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