PETTIS COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Mariah Nevils McCown, of Knob Noster, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Friday night ATV crash that also injured two others individuals in Pettis County.

McCown, 28, was killed in an ATV crash Friday night near La Monte and two other people were injured.


According to reports, McCown was traveling as a passenger in a Polaris RZR, operated by 32-year-old Joseph Schwermer, when the vehicle exited Allen Road and traveled down a steep embankment, ejecting the occupants around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

McCown was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Schwermer and passenger, Joshua Elam, 32, were both transported to an area hospital with unknown serious injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Pettis County is a county located in west central U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,201. Its county seat is Sedalia. The county was organized January 24, 1833, and named after former U.S. Representative Spencer Darwin Pettis – Wikipedia.

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