Kansas City-area high school football coach killed in freeway wreck

37-year-old West Platte High School coach Nathan Danneman died Wednesday night when a tractor-trailer crossed the median of Interstate 29 and struck three vehicles north of Platte City. (Facebook/West Platte High School)

PLATTE CITY, Mo. — A suburban Kansas City, Mo., high school is mourning their football and wrestling coach after he was killed in a freeway accident.

The Kansas City Star reports that 37-year-old West Platte High School coach Nathan Danneman died Wednesday night when a tractor-trailer crossed the median of Interstate 29 and struck three vehicles north of Platte City.

Danneman died at the scene. His 4-year-old daughter and two other people sustained minor injuries.


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West Platte’s school system hired Danneman for the coaching positions in 2013. He also was the district’s physical education and strength conditioning teacher.

West Platte was 20-28 in Danneman’s four-year tenure as football coach and finished 1-9 last season.

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