Butler Man Killed in Four Car Crash

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CASS COUNTY, Mo. — A Butler man was killed in Cass County after he was rear-ended by another vehicle.

Karl Blaser, 44, slowed his car down due to congested traffic and another man driving a tractor-trailer locked his breaks, causing him to crash into Blaser.

Blaser’s 2006 Toyota Tundra overturned and traveled off the right side of the road on southbound 49 at Route C. He came to an uncontrolled stop, facing north, and landed on his side.

Blaser was pronounced dead at the scene by West Peculiar Fire Department paramedics.

The man in the tractor-trailer continued to skid after his interaction Blaser, hitting two more cars. He did not have any injuries and refused treatment.

All others involved in the crash had moderate to minor injuries and were transported to area hospitals.

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