“30-Year-Old Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash: John Paul R. Scheidecker Identified as Victim”

By | July 30, 2023



A Clay County man, John Paul R. Scheidecker, died in a hit-and-run crash in rural Clay County. The incident occurred early Sunday on Northeast 120th Street. The vehicle involved in the crash fled the scene. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information from the public to aid in their investigation. Robert A. Cronkleton reported

30-Year-Old Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in Clay County

Authorities Seek Information to Identify Perpetrator

A tragic incident occurred early Sunday morning in Clay County, resulting in the death of a 30-year-old man. The victim, identified as John Paul R. Scheidecker, was involved in a hit-and-run crash near Liberty, in rural Clay County.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a report of a possible hit-and-run fatality crash around 4 a.m. The incident took place on Northeast 120th Street, between Missouri Route A highway and Fishing River Road.

Upon arrival at the scene, authorities discovered Scheidecker’s lifeless body. Shockingly, the vehicle responsible for the crash fled the scene, leaving investigators searching for leads. In their efforts to bring justice to the victim and his family, law enforcement is urging anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 816-407-3723.

The Clay County Sheriff’s investigations and traffic divisions are actively working on reconstructing the crash scene and conducting an in-depth investigation.

This unfortunate incident highlights the need for increased awareness and vigilance on the road. It serves as a reminder to all drivers to prioritize safety and adhere to traffic laws to prevent such devastating accidents.