An Odessa man was injured after an 18-wheeler struck the rear of another on Highway 50 in Johnson County Thursday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 27-year-old Jason W. Duke of Odessa was slowed to make a turn on westbound 50 at NW 1421 Road at 1:45 p.m., when his 2001 Freightliner was struck from behind by a westbound 2005 Freightliner driver driven by 46-year-old Ismael Gomez-Alcala of Dodge City, Kansas. Gomez-Alcala came to a controlled stop on the right shoulder, while Duke traveled off the roadway and struck a highway sign. Debris from the crash flew into the path of a westbound 2017 Hyundai driven by 89-year-old Lillian M. Sunderland of Independence.

Duke suffered minor injuries and was transported to Centerpoint by JCAD for treatment. All drivers were wearing a safety device, according to the MSHP report.

Both Freightliners had extensive damage and were towed from the scene. The Hyundai had minor damage and was driven from the scene.

Randy Kirby