An accident Friday morning in Clay County sent an Excelsior Springs resident to an area hospital. The crash occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. on I-35 at Pleasant Valley Road. According to the Highway Patrol, Paula Evans, 59, rear-ended Steven Hamilton, 60, of Kansas City, as both were headed south on the interstate. Evans went off the road and hit a guardrail. She was taken to North Kansas City Hospital with minor injuries. Hamilton was not hurt.
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