Smithson, Missouri Crash Yields Four Deaths and Four Injuries

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A Saturday evening auto crash near Sedalia, Missouri has left four dead and four injured.

According to the Highway Patrol, the three-car accident occurred at about 5:30 p.m., on Highway 50. The crash began when a 2002 Ford ZX2, driven by Shenika Flemons of Kansas City, was traveling eastbound and crossed the center line. Flemons’ vehicle then rotated counter-clockwise, and struck the rear of a westbound 1999 GMC Sierra. After the impact, Flemons’ vehicle skidded back into the eastbound lane and into the path of a 2009 Chevrolet. Flemons vehicle came to rest facing westbound on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 50.

The four fatalities all occurred in Flemons’ vehicle. Those killed were Flemons, Kawanna Jackson, 32, Lakeidra Kemp, 32, and Kamyra Payne, 2. They were all pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the Pettis County Coroner according to the highway patrol report. Also in that same vehicle were Tyllyiss Jackson, 8, and Tonica Watts, 11, who were in serious condition at the time of the accident and transported by life-flight to University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Elliott Hull, 6, and Jennifer Hull, 33, both passengers in the Chevrolet, were injured and transported by ambulance to Bothwell hospital in Sedalia, Missouri.

The reason for the crash was not immediately evident, and investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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