Sunday, November 20, 2011

Accident claims life of Rich Hill teen

A rollover accident on route B highway just West of route N claimed the life of Marcus W. Cheek, 13, of Rich Hill yesterday evening. According to the MSHP report filed by Trooper Dodson, around 12:55 p.m. Cheek was a passenger in a Westbound 2000 Ford driven by Travis Dawn, 18, of Rich Hill that left the roadway, overturned, ejecting all three occupants, including Robert E. Cheek, 19, of Rich Hill.

Travis Dawn was transported to Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton city with moderate injuries. Robert Cheek was taken to Bates County Memorial Hospital with serious injuries and later airlifted to a Kansas City area Hospital. Marcus Cheek was pronounced deceased just before 8 p.m. last night at Children's Mercy Hospital.