man dies in crash on Hwy. 371
by Ivan Foley
A 77-year-old Edgerton man was killed last Wednesday
when his vehicle crossed the center line of Hwy. 371 and
hit a pickup truck nearly head-on.
James White, Jr. died in the crash. His northbound 1995
Chrysler Concorde crossed the center line and hit a southbound
1999 Dodge pickup being driven by Joedd Biggs, 72, of
The accident occurred on Hwy. 371 just south of Bee Creek
Road in northern Platte County, reports Shelle Browning
of the Platte County Sheriff's Department.
James White, Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene. His
complete obituary appears elsewhere in this issue of The
Biggs, of Platte City was seriously injured in the crash.
He and his passenger, J.D. White, 42, also of Platte City,
were taken to area hospitals.
J.D. White, no relation to the man killed in the accident,
suffered only "probable but not apparent" injuries
in the accident, according to the sheriff's department