An accident in Platte County Monday night was fatal for a Kansas city man. Reports indicate Anthony Battaglia, 29, was heading west on Highway 152 at I-435 when he lost control and hit Donald Rippy, 64, while he was parked in his vehicle. Battaglia hit a second parked vehicle that was unoccupied. A passenger in Rippy’s car, Parker Elgin, 17, suffered minor injuries. Rippy and Elgin were both taken to North Kansas City Hospital where Rippy was later pronounced dead. Bataglia was charged with alleged DWI, possession of a controlled substance, driving while suspended and careless and imprudent driving he was taken to the Platte County Detention Center and placed on a 24-hour hold.
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September 15, 2019