Liberty Man Killed in Cass County Motorcycle Accident

A motorcycle accident in Cass County Sunday claimed the life of a Liberty man.

Troop A of the Highway Patrol says at 3:50 P.M. Sunday 66-year-old Liberty resident Fred M McGinnis and 52-year-old Peculiar resident Richard H. O’Connell were driving Harley Davidson motorcycles on Peculiar Drive at 195th Street when the McGinnis bike struck the rear of the O’Connell bike.

Both motorcycles overturned and ejected their drivers.

O’Connell suffered moderate injuries and was taken by Belton EMS to Belton Regional Medical Center. McGinnis was taken to Belton Regional Medical Center by South Metro EMs but was pronounced dead by at 4:39 P.M.

The Highway Patrol says both men were wearing safety devices at the time of the accident.