Police Identify Victim in Fatal I-229 Crash

Police are still investigating the crash but say speed was a major factor.

Posted: Apr 23, 2018 10:47 AM
Updated: Apr 23, 2018 1:03 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) St. Joseph police have identified the victim in a deadly crash on I-229 early Sunday.


The crash killed Darius Harris.

A second person, Evan Steele, was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

The accident happened around 12:09 a.m. Sunday on I-229 south of E. Lake Blvd.

Police are still investigating the crash but say speed was a major factor. Authorities have also not determined yet who was behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

I-229 from E. Lake Blvd to South 22nd Street was shut down for several hours while police investigated the accident.

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