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4:42 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Student Dies In First Wintry Mix Of Season

The Wednesday trip home for thousands of Kansas City  area drivers is nothing akin to the morning of ice, slush  and  related hazards.  One  young man was killed  in  an early morning  crash  in the Northland.   There  is fog and some snow in the forecast the next 36 hours but nothing severe.

The car carrying Benedictine College student  R.J. Demps flipped over  after skidding on ice along Missouri Highway 45   north of Weston. He was killed. A passenger  survived  with minor injuries.

 The Atchison  college’s  website said the 21 year old student basketball player  was   going to KCI Airport  to  fly home to  Colorado  for Christmas.  The slightly injured classmate was able to continue  his  travels.

  There were dozens of  wrecks  around the metro region in the  first  icy patches of the  season.   For Wednesday night, the National Weather Service expects  fog  after  10 o’clock, a minimal chance for show showers before noon on Thursday and again into the late  evening.