Bates City Woman Killed After Car Collides With Freightliner
A Bates City woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday morning in Jackson County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that an eastbound 2012 Freightliner tractor trailer, driven by 38-year-old Travis L. Hargadine of Kansas City, Mo., was on US 50 at Missouri Highway 7 around 6:30 p.m., when the driver lost control on the ice-covered roadway and crossed into the median and into the westbound lanes, where it impacted a westbound 2012 Chevy Malibu, driven by 47-year-old Rachel R. Stone of Bates City.
Stone was pronounced dead at the scene by Victor Harrison, Southern Jackson County EMS. The body was taken to the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office.
The Freightliner, a red-and-white Cocoa-Cola truck, had extensive damage, while the Chevy was totaled.
Jackson County Deputies and Lake Lotawana Police assisted the nine Troopers on scene.
Stone was a health and physical education teacher at Lee's Summit High School, in addition to being the dance coach and volleyball coach at the school.