PLATTE COUNTY, MO – A Platte City man is dead after being involved in a vehicle accident early Monday morning.

According to an incident report, a vehicle driven by Matthew Tate, 19, of Ft. Leavenworth KS, failed to round a curve and crossed the center line, where it struck a second vehicle on Route N in Platte County, at Naylor Road. Another driver, Aaron Lancaster, 31, of Platte City, was hospitalized with critical injuries, and died later at an area hospital.  He was reportedly neglecting use of a safety device during the crash.