Kansas City Woman Killed in Roadside Collision

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When one driver crashed into the rear of another vehicle that was stationary on the right shoulder of I-470 in Jackson County, the victim was killed, her passenger suffered minor injuries, and the at-fault driver suffered moderate injuries as a result of this crash.

On December 2, 2012 at approximately 3:00 P.M., 36-year-old Crystal McCoy from Kansas City, Missouri was operating a 2005 Chevrolet and heading westbound on I-470 west of Pryor Road in Jackson County. At said time and place, Virginia Bruce, age 40, from Kansas City, Missouri was stationary on the right shoulder of I-470 facing west in a 2000 Ford. Bruce had one passenger – Mary Bowers, age 42, from Kansas City, Missouri.

The crash occurred when McCoy traveled off the right side of the roadway and crashed into the rear of Bruce. After the crash, both vehicles traveled off the right side of the roadway. All drivers and occupant were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

McCoy suffered moderate injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash by Lee’s Summit Fire Department to the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Bowers suffered minor injuries and was also transported from the scene of the crash by Lee’s Summit Fire Department to the Research Medical Center. Bruce was killed as a result of this crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The next-of-kin was notified, and she was transported to the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office in Kansas City, Missouri.

McCoy’s vehicle received total damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Abc Tow of Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit in Missouri. Bruce’s vehicle also received total damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Gt Tow of Smithville, Missouri.

This investigation continues and was led by Corporal C.R. Blackmon of Troop A, Trooper S.D. Galaska, and Lee’s Summit Police Department.

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