Two people died in a fiery crash early Saturday morning in Jackson County. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded at about 12:30 a.m. to a location north of Milton Thompson Road and Highway 50. Authorities reported finding a vehicle on fire off the roadway. The remains of two people were discovered inside and have now been identified.
The driver is listed as Dustin A. Morton, 21, and the passenger is identified as Kylan P. Farriss, 21, both of Lee’s Summit. They were last seen leaving a local business in Blue Springs just a few moments before the crash. Police are reporting that alcohol was involved.
Initial investigations show the vehicle was traveling south on Milton Thompson Road at a high rate of speed when Morton lost control. The vehicle went off the roadway, struck a rock and overturned before being consumed by the blaze.