On September 18th around 1:29 a.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County EMS, Bates County Sheriff's Deputies and Butler Fire Department responded to a one vehicle accident on Missouri 52 west Highway just west of CR NW 5001 in rural Bates County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the eastbound 2003 Chevrolet driven by 26 year old Draven M. Wales of Belton, Missouri traveled off the roadway and struck an embankment, ejecting both people in the vehicle.
Draven M. Wales along with a passenger in his vehicle 29 year old Dereck W. Page of Nevada, Missouri both sustained serious injuries and both were transported to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.
The vehicle was totaled and towed from the accident scene by Douty's Tow of Butler.
Update: The driver of this vehicle 26 year old Draven M.Wales was pronounced dead yesterday at 5:36pm at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
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