Traffic Accident Claims Life of Kansas Man

By Mike Nielson | mnielson@kq2.com

Published 05/01 2014 05:28AM

Updated 05/02 2014 05:13AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A one vehicle traffic accident just south of St. Joseph claimed a Kansas man's life Wednesday night.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened just before 8:00 p.m. when Daniel Gartner, 56, was traveling south on Interstate 29 and drove off into the median of the road where he hit a cable barrier.

Gartner was taken to Heartland Hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour after the accident.

No word on if he was wearing a seat belt.

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