Two Injured In Chain-reaction Clay County Crash
Two people were injured in a five-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday morning in Clay County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a southbound vehicle attempted to avoid a pedestrian who was fleeing police officers during a foot pursuit at I-35 and Pleasant Valley Road at 6:39 a.m. A southbound 2007 Dodge, driven by 44-year-old Steven R. Murray of Kearney, overtook and struck the rear of the first car, which left the scene of the crash.
Meanwhile, a 1993 Peterbilt, driven by 67-year-old George J. Horak of Olin, Iowa, overtook and struck the rear of the Dodge.
A southbound 2014 Cadillac, driven by 54-year-old Bobby R. Maples of Kansas City, then overtook and struck the rear of the Peterbilt.
A southbound 1995 Ford, driven by 19-year-old William J. Gaudin of Kasnsas City, then overtook and struck the Cadillac.
Maples and Murray both suffered minor injuries, and were transported by Pleasant Valley EMS to North Kansas City Hospital. They were both wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash.
The Peterbilt and Ford had moderate damage, the Dodge had extensive damage, and the Cadillac was totaled.
Pleasant Valley And Kansas City Police assisted the six Troopers on scene.