Wednesday, Oct. 31 2012 1:02PM
Sheriff’s office releases identity of driver involved in crash
Nathan Brown of Lee’s Summit died after crashing a reported stolen vehicle in Grain Valley
The driver of a vehicle reportedly stolen from Lee’s Summit that crashed and kill the man in Grain Valley has been identified as 34-year-old Nathan A. Brown of Lee’s Summit.
Brown’s involvement in the stolen auto is still unknown, but according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at around 10 a.m. Tuesday the sheriff's office received a call from a resident in Grain Valley stating they heard a noise and looked out to find a truck on fire in another resident’s front yard.
The Central Jackson County Fire Department responded, extinguished the fire, yet found Brown’s remains near the vehicle.
The preliminary investigation shows the vehicle was traveling south bound on Arnette Road in Grain Valley. Near the 7200 block, Brown topped a hill, and lost control of the vehicle. After going off of the east side of the roadway, the vehicle ultimately went through a fence at 7305 Arnette, spun around and caught fire.
The vehicle was reported stolen by the Lee’s Summit Police Department.
Brown’s badly burned body was recovered at the scene and later identified through fingerprints by the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s office.