Wreck kills Lee's Summit man

Wreck kills Lee's Summit man

There are 8 comments on the Kansas City Star story from Nov 20, 2007, titled Wreck kills Lee's Summit man. In it, Kansas City Star reports that:

A Lee's Summit man died today in a wreck in St. Clair County, about four miles south of Deepwater, Mo.

Leo T. McGrew, 62, was northbound on Missouri 13 at 11:15 a.m. when a pickup attempted to turn in front of him onto NE 1270 Road, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

McGrew's Freightliner hit the pickup, ran off the roadway and overturned. McGrew, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected and died at the scene.

The 16-year-old driver of the pickup suffered minor injuries. A passenger, also 16, was moderately injured. Read more

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Since: Jan 07

Kansas City, MO

#1 Nov 20, 2007
This is sad. I think Highway 13 has been a very dangerous stretch, but I thought it was getting better since they added the additional lanes.

I sure wish the guy was wearing a seat belt. Bless his heart.
Regina

Independence, MO

#2 Nov 20, 2007
My dad used to drive with Leo and he was a really nice guy. It had been along time since I had seen "Toast" but I was alway fond of him. He will be missed.
Traveler

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Nov 26, 2007
Although I don't know him or his family, my thoughts have been with him and his family since the time of the accident.

We happened to be traveling south on 13 when the accident occured. We are from outstate.

Even though we did not see the onset of the crash, we did see the cab overturn a three times. If it would be any consolation to the family, I don't believe a seat belt would have helped him.

It's just plain careless driving on the ones who pulled out into traffic.

My prayers are with the family

Since: Jan 07

Kansas City, MO

#4 Nov 28, 2007
Traveler wrote:
Although I don't know him or his family, my thoughts have been with him and his family since the time of the accident.
We happened to be traveling south on 13 when the accident occured. We are from outstate.
Even though we did not see the onset of the crash, we did see the cab overturn a three times. If it would be any consolation to the family, I don't believe a seat belt would have helped him.
It's just plain careless driving on the ones who pulled out into traffic.
My prayers are with the family
My prayers are with the family, too.
You are such a sweet person to track down this story and respond. I appreciate your doing that. I don't know the family either, but your actions make my heart feel good.:)
Nikki

West Des Moines, IA

#6 Feb 22, 2008
Leo "Toast" was my step father. I appreciate everybody's thoughts and prayers. I don't know what to say. Just that first of all he always wore his seat belt, I find it hard to believe that he wasn't at that particular time. I agree with whoever made the comment that he gave his life to avoid an accident. Leo had been driving for over 30 years, he knew exactly what he was doing when he did it. It's so like him to put himself in harms way to help someone else. He let those boys get away, they are very fortunate. Again, thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers, I'll pass it along to the rest of the family.
Chrystal- Windy CIty

United States

#7 Feb 27, 2008
TOASTIE was my FATHER and my HERO and was an excellent driver for, like Nik said, well over 30 years. He had won several safe driving awards in contests all over the United States IN SEMI'S of all shapes and sizes, some of which I was able to witness as a little girl. He also survived a semi wreck when I was like 2 or 3 years old, where the truck he was in had rolled over as well, he was lucky he lived through that one. It was unfortunate he did not survive this one. Which, I am sure, in his mind at that time, he knew what he had to do in order to keep several other people alive.
My Dad was the type of man that would put his life in jeopardy in order to save someone else, HIS HEART WAS THAT BIG. He was the father that I never had before. He married my ma when I was 2 (I am over 30yrs now) and adopted me when I was around 8 or so, growing up we were inseparable, daddy's little girl (honestly we all were his lil' girl at some point.) Even after the divorce from my ma, he kept on me just like an overprotective father, making sure I kept in touch and had adequate visit time with him. He was also the only one allowed to work on my cars. He was smart, funny, charming, a teddy bear and a tough guy all in one. I couldn't ask for a better man to be my FATHER.
He was and still is awesome!!!
I thank all of you for you thoughts and prayers. And thank you witnesses for coming forward. It is nice to know that there are still people in this world who care about others around them.
Thank You again.
AND it was unlike him to not have the seat belt on.

Since: Jan 07

Kansas City, MO

#8 Feb 29, 2008
Chrystal- Windy CIty wrote:
TOASTIE was my FATHER and my HERO and was an excellent driver for, like Nik said, well over 30 years. He had won several safe driving awards in contests all over the United States IN SEMI'S of all shapes and sizes, some of which I was able to witness as a little girl. He also survived a semi wreck when I was like 2 or 3 years old, where the truck he was in had rolled over as well, he was lucky he lived through that one. It was unfortunate he did not survive this one. Which, I am sure, in his mind at that time, he knew what he had to do in order to keep several other people alive.
My Dad was the type of man that would put his life in jeopardy in order to save someone else, HIS HEART WAS THAT BIG. He was the father that I never had before. He married my ma when I was 2 (I am over 30yrs now) and adopted me when I was around 8 or so, growing up we were inseparable, daddy's little girl (honestly we all were his lil' girl at some point.) Even after the divorce from my ma, he kept on me just like an overprotective father, making sure I kept in touch and had adequate visit time with him. He was also the only one allowed to work on my cars. He was smart, funny, charming, a teddy bear and a tough guy all in one. I couldn't ask for a better man to be my FATHER.
He was and still is awesome!!!
I thank all of you for you thoughts and prayers. And thank you witnesses for coming forward. It is nice to know that there are still people in this world who care about others around them.
Thank You again.
AND it was unlike him to not have the seat belt on.
God bless you. Take care. I agree he is a hero.
air cav

United States

#9 Feb 29, 2008
Chrystal- Windy CIty wrote:
TOASTIE was my FATHER and my HERO and was an excellent driver for, like Nik said, well over 30 years. He had won several safe driving awards in contests all over the United States IN SEMI'S of all shapes and sizes, some of which I was able to witness as a little girl. He also survived a semi wreck when I was like 2 or 3 years old, where the truck he was in had rolled over as well, he was lucky he lived through that one. It was unfortunate he did not survive this one. Which, I am sure, in his mind at that time, he knew what he had to do in order to keep several other people alive.
My Dad was the type of man that would put his life in jeopardy in order to save someone else, HIS HEART WAS THAT BIG. He was the father that I never had before. He married my ma when I was 2 (I am over 30yrs now) and adopted me when I was around 8 or so, growing up we were inseparable, daddy's little girl (honestly we all were his lil' girl at some point.) Even after the divorce from my ma, he kept on me just like an overprotective father, making sure I kept in touch and had adequate visit time with him. He was also the only one allowed to work on my cars. He was smart, funny, charming, a teddy bear and a tough guy all in one. I couldn't ask for a better man to be my FATHER.
He was and still is awesome!!!
I thank all of you for you thoughts and prayers. And thank you witnesses for coming forward. It is nice to know that there are still people in this world who care about others around them.
Thank You again.
AND it was unlike him to not have the seat belt on.
What a guy he sounds like.This story really got to old A.C.They will never make them quite like Him anymore .So sorry for your loss and GOD B less.

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