Lee’s Summit police after their investigation has identified the victim of last Tuesday night fatal crash that took place in Southwest Third Street and Southwest Bridlewood Drive.
Speaking on the incident, The Lee Summit Police said a white Dodge pickup truck and Chevrolet Tahoe collided at the intersection at 6:10 p.m.
An official statement released on Wednesday 6th 2021 reads:
The deceased from last night’s accident has been identified as 18-year-old Keaghan M. McDaniel of Lee’s Summit, MO.
Lee’s Summit, Mo. On Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 at approximately 6:10 p.m.
Emergency crews were called to the area of SW 3rd Street and SW Bridlewood on the report of a two-car, injury accident. When crews arrived on the scene they found the two vehicles, a white, Dodge truck and a white Chevrolet Tahoe in the intersection.
Initial investigation indicates that the Tahoe was proceeding from a stop sign to go north and make a left turn onto SW 3rd Street to head west. The white truck was travelling east and struck the driver’s door of the Tahoe.
The driver of the white truck, the sole occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the white Tahoe was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. His condition has since been upgraded and he is alert and conscious.
Investigators will work to determine the cause of the crash using reconstruction techniques and evidence gathered from the scene.
Identification of the deceased is being withheld until next of kin are notified.
Confirming the news also was Jennifer Schuster Mann who said:
“Last night Walker lost one of his best friends last night in a horrible car accident. Our whole family is devastated & can’t even imagine how bad this is for his mom & family.
We love them both so very much. Walker & Keaghan became besties the summer we moved here in 2014.
They were both on KC Elite playing baseball together. I couldn’t have been more happy beginning we moved Walker a state away from what he knew & he found a friend that loved baseball as much as he did.
To make things even better his mom, Niki became my friend too. When we travelled to out of town baseball tournaments we room together & always had a great time with her & Keaghan.
I could go on & on about how wonderful Niki & Keaghan are. If you would like to help here’s one option.
Please give ur babies, no matter how old they are, an extra hug today.”
A GoFundme account has been created for Keaghan McDaniel Memorial Fund
“It is with great regret and sadness that we are setting up this fundraiser for Keaghan McDaniel who was killed in a fatal car accident on the evening of Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
Keaghan is the beloved son of Niki McDaniel. Keaghan had a passion for baseball, his family, his friends, and most of all his mother. His family and friends will forever remember his infectious smile, positive attitude, and zest for life.
Niki’s passion has always been helping students in the community reach their potential. She has dedicated her life to teaching and tutoring thousands of children while raising her only son.
100% of the proceeds will go to Niki and her family during their time of need to make further arrangements. Let’s show our support of Niki and her family just as she has shown so many of us in the past. Thank you for your support for the McDaniel family.
Sincerely, Ellie Lilly and Kim Brummett”