Alcohol and speed may have been a contributing factor in a fiery crash Sept. 14 that left two Lee’s Summit men dead.
According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, 21-year-old Dustin A. Morton of Lee’s Summit and his passenger, 21-year-old Kylan P. Farris also of Lee’s Summit, died after Morton crashed about 12:30 a.m. Sept. 14 on Milton Thompson Road north of Langsford Road.
Investigators said the vehicle caught fire after it ran off the side of the road, hit a large rock and overturned.
Morton and Farris were last seen leaving a Blue Springs business shortly before the crash, sheriff’s officials said. Investigators said that alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the crash.
Farris was Water Operations employee.