Six Injured in Jackson County Collision
Four juveniles and two teenagers were injured in a three-vehicle accident that occurred Sunday afternoon in Jackson County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a westbound 2012 Chevy Malibu, driven by a 17-year-old female from Lee's Summit, was on I-470, west of the15.2 mile marker at 12:30 p.m., when it struck the rear of a westbound 2015 Kia Optima, driven by 23-year-old Bernestaine A. Harkins of St. Louis. The Kia was then pushed into a westbound 2018 Ford Edge, driven by 44-year-old Allison M. Lackey of Lee's Summit.
Injured were the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, as well as three more juveniles, ages 11, 12 and 14, 18-year-old Aleana R. Hernandez of Simi Valley, California, and 19-year-old Kyla D. Calton of Lee's Summit. All were occupants of the Malibu, which was totaled.
All the injured were transported to Centerpoint Hospital in Independence.
The Kia and the Ford had minor damage.
Lee's Summit Police assisted the five Troopers on scene.