There was a fatal accident that occurred in Johnson County on Southbound Highway 13, just south of Northwest 1150 Road, yesterday afternoon (November 11) at 12:50.

The fatal accident involved four vehicles and a pedestrian and happened when Ember Johnson of Higginsville and Kimberly Leimkuehler of Higginsville were stopped in traffic and a Freightliner, driven by 37-year-old Justin Kidd of Knob Noster, overtook and struck the rear of Johnson's vehicle. Kidd's vehicle continued off the roadway and Johnson's vehicle struck Leimkuehlers and overturned while travelling off the left side of the roadway. Kidd returned to the roadway and struck a pedestrian, 47-year-old John Johnson of Marshall and also another vehicle, driven by 36-year-old James White of Higginsville. John Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner C.L. Holdren.

All the drivers in the vehicles had minor injuries. Justin Kidd was transported by ambulance to Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Ember Johnson and her passenger, Molly Johnson were transported by ambulance to Centerpoint Hospital in Independence and James White was transported by private vehicle to Lafayette County Regional Hospital.