CLAY COUNTY, Mo. — A Clay County accident was fatal for an Excelsior Springs man, Sunday night, and injured two others from Richmond. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Jeremiah J. Hanke, 32, of Excelsior Springs, was driving on U.S. Route 69, at Stockdale Road, at 10:50 p.m. Sunday, August 1. He failed to yield and pulled out in front of a vehicle being driven by Billy R. French, 67, of Richmond. French’s Kia struck the passenger side of Hanke’s Oldsmobile. French was moderately injured. His passenger, Sheila G. French, 63, was seriously injured. Both were transported by Excelsior Springs EMS to Liberty Hospital for treatment. Hanke died at the scene and was transported by Frontier Forensics Midwest.