Three suffer serious injuries in accident
Three Johnson County residents suffered serious injuries in a three-vehicle accident at midnight Wednesday.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Zachary B. Barnes, of Leeton, was driving west on state Route DD at County Road SE 421 when his vehicle overtook and struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Derrick D. Jones, 25, of Warrensburg.
The impact caused Jones’ vehicle to cross the center of the roadway and into the path of a vehicle driven by Reese L. King, 23, of Lee’s Summit.
Jones was transported to Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence. King was transported to Saint Luke’s Hospital. Rachelle R. Roman, 29, of Warrensburg, a passenger in King’s vehicle, was taken by Life Flight to Saint Luke’s.
Reports indicate Jones was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, but it was unknown if King and Roman were wearing one.
Vehicle accident injures two
A driver and passenger were injured in a vehicle accident at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday in Benton County.
Storm M. Paris, 22, of Cameron, was driving east on state Route 83, four-tenths of a mile from Hilty Avenue, when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway. Paris over-corrected and his vehicle began to skid before traveling off the left side of the roadway, striking the embankment and overturning before coming to a rest on its top, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.
Paris and a passenger in his vehicle, Jayce J. Chenault, 19, of Warsaw, were transported by private vehicle to Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton for treatment of moderate injuries.
Reports indicate both Paris and Chenault were not wearing a seat belt.
Information is taken from preliminary Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved.