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Man charged with leaving the scene of fatality accident

by Kim Fickett
Landmark reporter

A Leavenworth woman died after being involved in a head-on collision on Hwy. 92 near Tracy in the early morning hours on Saturday.

According to Captain Frank Hunter of the Platte County Sheriff’s Department, the accident happened 1.5 miles west of Tracy on Hwy. 92 around 12:41 a.m. Saturday.

At the scene, the sheriff’s department found that a 1999 Chevy S-10 pickup driven by Todd Hickox, 37, of Platte City had struck a 2005 Toyota Corolla driven by 84-year-old Anabelle McFadden of Leavenworth.

It appears the vehicle driven by Hickox in the westbound lane crossed over into the eastbound lane, striking McFadden’s car head-on.

McFadden was transported to Heartland East in St. Joseph where she was pronounced dead.

Hickox left the scene of the accident on foot, according to Hunter, and was subsequently arrested by deputies walking down Hwy. 92. The suspect did not appear to have any injuries.

Hickox is currently being held in the Platte County Detention Center on $100,000. He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, a Class C Felony.

Hunter said the sheriff’s department is currently working on possible additional charges against Hickox.


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