17-year-old dies after crashing into tree in Platte County - KCTV5 News

17-year-old dies after crashing into tree in Platte County

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A 17-year-old from Platte City has died in a car crash after hitting a tree on Saturday night.

The fatal crash happened at about 11:40 p.m. in the 10800 block of N Highway in Platte County. 

The sheriff's office said that their initial investigation revealed that Luke Hogue was going northbound on N Highway when his vehicle left the road and hit the tree. 

Hogue was the only person in the car when the crash happened. 

It's believed that he was driving in excess of the speed limit when the crash happened. 

Alcohol is not believed to have been involved in this crash. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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