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UTV Operated by 11-Year-Old Overturns, Injuring 12-Year-Old Passenger on Wolf Hollow Road

Stock image of rural Ray County road by Kevin Morgan

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.

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  1. Brett S. Haskins, 56, of Liberty, MO died at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, MO, on Thursday, September 28th, 2023 After an arduous battle with Cancer, which began August 12th, 2022, he made his long journey from this world surrounded by his loved ones.

    Brett was born in Chicago, IL on September 11, 1967 to Edward C. And Bonnie J. (nee Burford) Haskins, as the youngest child with four older siblings. Brett attended Liberty Senior High School, Liberty, MO before climbing the ladder in telecommunications starting with ADT, working through Tyco, Johnson Controls and ending his career as a Technical Support Senior Engineer for Avaya.

    Brett was preceded in death by his parents, and nieces, Shandy Ricketts and Jessica Hannah, he is survived by his children Jacob Haskins (Jocelyn)Yuma, AZ, Lilliann Haskins (Austin) Kansas City, MO and Elijah Haskins, Liberty, MO; his longtime Girlfriend Christina Dyer-Jennings, Independence, MO; and siblings Karen Mehl-Dzekunskas (Thomas), Lawson, MO, Keith Haskins (Vicky), Norfolk,VA, Bruce Haskins, Blue Springs, MO, Brenda Hannah, Fairbanks, AK in addition to many nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as the mother of his children and previous wife Melanie Haskins, Kansas City, MO

    A lovely Celebration of Life was held by G. Shane Ricketts (Lorena) Nephew, at their home in Holt, MO where a tree (River Birch) was planted in Brett’s memory and as his final resting place, family and friends attended, shared in the labor of planting the tree, as well as, a meal and sharing fond memories. Pastor Art Endsley of Orrick Christian Church, Orrick, MO held prayer with the family and shared stories of his time with Brett.

    In addition, Brett’s children have organized a Celebration of Life for all who have known Brett to gather and share memories on Wednesday, October 4th, 2023 at Brass Rail Sports Bar, Restaurant, 4940 NE 81st St, Kansas City, MO Reflections Memorial Services LLC, Kansas City, MO is handling the services.

    Donations to the American Cancer Society are greatly appreciated.

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