Driver Killed in Buchanan County Crash

A Winthrop man died in a Buchanan County crash last Wednesday night.

It happened in the 2300 block of Buffalo Creek Boulevard southeast of Winthrop around 11:50 pm. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says a pickup truck driven by 31-year old Joshua Schmitt was traveling southbound when his truck went off the road. It entered the ditch, rolled over and struck a utility pole, shearing the pole in half.

Schmitt was ejected from the pickup truck during the crash. He was transported to Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, where he was pronounced dead.

The accident remains under investigation.