CLAY COUNTY, MO – Two Lathrop resident were in an accident involving several vehicles this afternoon along southbound I-35.

A crash report submitted by state troopers indicates Lathrop resident, Lawanda Chandler, 59, fell asleep at the wheel near the 26 mile marker before her vehicle rear-ended another passenger vehicle carrying an Excelsior Springs resident, Virgil Scott, 73. That vehicle was pushed into the back of a tractor trailer unit. Chandler’s van was then rear ended by a fourth vehicle, driven by Justin Gannon, 20, of Lathrop.

Chandler and Scott were taken to Liberty Hospital with moderate and serious injuries, respectively.