CASS COUNTY, Mo—A Cass County crash takes the life of a young Belton man and seriously injures one teen. At around 11:15 a.m.
Sunday 19-year-old Dallis D. Henderson, of Belton, sped southbound on I-49 when, according to a highway patrol report, his vehicle traveled off the road and struck an embankment. Henderson received medical attention at a hospital for serious injuries. His passenger 20-year-old Ardell W. Hooker, also of Belton, suffered serious injuries at the scene and taken from there by LifeFlight Eagle to a hospital. At approximately 3:26 p.m. Hooker died from his injuries. Neither Henderson nor Hooker wore seat-belts during the crash.