News: 2 dead after car rear-ended on I-435 in Platte County

PLATTE COUNTY, MO – Two people died after their car was struck by another vehicle in Platte County Friday evening, according to KCTV.


The accident occurred on Interstate 435 near 45 Highway just after 5 p.m.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol said 57-year-old Karin Breen of Kansas City, Missouri, was driving a 2002 Mazda Protege in reverse in the first lane of the roadway.  The Protege was then struck from behind by a 2015 Nissan Sentra driven by 22-year-old Samantha Hemke of Lenexa, Kansas.


Breen and her passenger, 46-year-old Studd Leach of Manhattan, Kansas, were pronounced dead at the scene. Hemke was hospitalized with minor injuries.


I-435 south was shut down while authorities were responding to the crash scene, and drivers were detoured onto 45 Highway.


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