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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.