October 1, 2023 – At approximately 6:00 pm Sunday evening, a single-vehicle accident occurred on Wolf Hollow Rd, east of Hwy O in Ray County, involving two girls ages 11 and 12. The 11-year-old is from Excelsior Springs and the 12-year-old is from Orrick.
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol crash report, a westbound John Deere 825E side-by-side UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) vehicle began to skid on the gravel road, traveled off the roadway, and overturned. The vehicle sustained minor damages but was able to be driven from the scene. The driver, an 11-year-old girl, and her passenger, a 12-year-old girl, were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.
The 12-year-old sustained minor injuries and was transported to Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, MO, by Ray County Ambulance for further evaluation and care. The 11-year-old driver was not injured in the accident.
The Ray County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.
*In an earlier version of this story we reported that both girls were from Excelsior Springs. A family member of one of the girls reached out to let us know that the 12-year-old is actually from Orrick.