On the same date, Bates County EMS and first responders were dispatched to a rural road in northwestern Bates County at approximately 0251hrs on a report of accidental injuries. The subject was flown from the scene to a Kansas City area hospital for treatment, but unfortunately later succumbed to his injuries.
The decedent is identified as 68 year-old Gary Clearwater of La Cygne, Kansas. The cause of death is accidental in nature.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Clearwater’s family.
Greg D. Mullinax
Bates County Coroner