Six Injured in Rear-end Crash on US 65
Six people were injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Pettis County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a school bus was stopped on the right shoulder, preparing to let kids get off the bus on northbound US 65, north of Route V around 4:15 p.m. A northbound 2014 Ford Escape driven by 57-year-old Cathleen L. Krueger of Lincoln, was stopped in the left lane to yield to school children, when a northbound 2001 Acura CL, driven by 80-year-old Janice E. Ek of Independence, struck the Ford in the rear.
Ek and Krueger received minor injuries and were transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center for treatment.
Also with minor injuries in the Ford were 36-year-old Keith A. Lybarger of Cole Camp, 29-year-old Chelsey A. Lybarger of Cole Camp, a three-year-old male and a male infant. All were transported to Bothwell.
Krueger and the Lybargers were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the report.
The Ford Escape had extensive damage, while the Acura was totaled. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
Pettis County Fire and Deputies assisted the Patrol.