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Edgerton man dies in crash on Hwy. 371

by Ivan Foley
Landmark editor

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 Platte City.

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 Landmark.

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 report.