by Ivan Foley
A 20-year-old northern Platte County man was killed in a one-vehicle accident near Camden Point this week.
The name of the victim--Jacob Grove of New Market--was released by the Platte County Sheriff’s Department late in the day on Monday.
A passer-by discovered the accident about 5:50 a.m. Monday.
The sheriff’s department had taken a missing persons report regarding Grove in the early morning hours on Monday. Information received by the sheriff indicates that the last time someone spoke with Grove was around 3:50 p.m. on Sunday.
The victim’s small truck had struck a concrete bridge abutment and ended up in the creek below, reports Cpt. Erik Holland of the Platte County Sheriff’s Department.
The accident occurred as Grove’s vehicle was eastbound in the 10000 block of Hwy. E east of Camden Point.
Skinner Lake is the cross street nearest the accident, Holland said. The bridge is above a creek that runs through the area, Holland explained.
The victim was the only person in the truck at the time of the accident.
Holland said he was unsure of the distance from the bridge to the creek.
“It’s a drop, but I don’t have exact measurements,” the captain remarked.
Holland said the cause of the accident has yet to be determined and is still under investigation by the sheriff department’s crash team.