A 20-year-old Belton man was killed in a Cass County accident Sunday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a southbound 2006 Hyundai driven by 19-year-old Dallis D. Henderson of Belton was traveling at a high rate of speed on I-49 at 307th Street at 11:15 a.m. when he traveled off the roadway and struck an embankment.

Henderson suffered serious injuries and was transported to Research Medical Center for treatment, while his passenger, 20-year-old Ardell W. Hooker of Belton, was transported by Life Flight to Research Medical Center, where he later died at 3:26 p.m.

Neither were wearing a safety device, according to the report.

The Hyundai was totaled and towed.

Harrisonville Police and Cass County County deputies assisted the Patrol at the scene.

Randy Kirby