Michael Stephenson, 19, was struck and killed by a semi truck after being ejected from his vehicle in a crash at Interstate 70 and Route YY in Saline County, Missouri
The pickup traveled off the right side of the road and struck the guardrail. After impact the driver was ejected and landed in the road. A westbound 2024 Freightliner semi driven by Brandon J. Lathrop, 22, Oro Valley, Arizona, struck the man in the road.
Around 6:45 p.m. Sunday, the Platte City man was driving a 2008 Ford F250 west on I-70, when he veered off the roadway to the right and struck the guardrail, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).