Three vehicle crash Thursday evening sends two to an area hospital

| May 19, 2017
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JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. — Two people were injured after three vehicles were involved in an accident in Jackson County Thursday night.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at the 23.5 mile marker at roughly 8:24 p.m. Thursday.

A vehicle operated by 20-year old Jeremy B. Burean, of Odessa, as well as another vehicle driven by Grain Valley resident Leonard T. Overcash, 47, were reportedly reducing their speed due to traffic congestion ahead of them.

Burean’s vehicle was struck in the rear by a third automobile operated by Emma Comer, 17, of Independence.

This caused a chain reaction, nudging Burean’s car into Overcash’s vehicle, hitting it in its rear.

Overcash was uninjured in the incident. A passenger in Burean’s vehicle, Destyni B. D’Obron, 18, of Bates City, sustained minor injuries.

Burean suffered moderate injuries. Both of them were taken to Centerpoint Hospital to be treated.

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