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Woman Hit, Killed While Walking on Highway Near Platte City

The Platte County Sheriff's Department said Barbara Staton, 62, died when she was hit by a vehicle on 273 Highway around 1 o'clock a.m. on Jan. 12.
(PLATTE CITY, Mo.) An investigation is underway following an accident that killed a woman in Platte County Sunday.

The Platte County Sheriff's Department said Barbara Staton, 62, died when she was hit by a vehicle on 273 Highway around 1 o'clock a.m. on Jan. 12.

The sheriff's department said Staton was intoxicated and decided to walk from Weston to her home near Platte City.

The Communications Center received calls about a woman walking in the roadway. Before deputies arrived, Staton was struck by a vehicle and killed.
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