UPDATE (07/01/16 9:07 P.M.)

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released a crash report with the identities of those involved in the fatal accident on Highway 13 at 2:40 p.m. July 1, 2016.

According to the crash report this incident occurred in Johnson County on Highway 13, a .1 mile north of County Road NE 950. The crash occurred as 89 year-old Harold McDermed of Warrensburg slowed his vehicle to make a left turn, when a 2009 freight liner driven by 54 year-old Judith Auman of Grain Valley ran into the rear of the vehicle. Auman’s freight liner then skidded into the path of 50 year-old John Kuczko’s vehicle, which then struck the freight liner. McDermed was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:30 p.m.. Auman and Kuczko both received minor injuries.


LAFAYETTE CO, Mo -KMZU has received multiple listener reports regarding a fatal accident on Highway 13 and NE 950 between Higginsville and Warrensburg in Lafayette County.

Highway Patrol has confirmed the accident as fatal, and believes it involves a tractor trailer and passenger vehicle. Highway Patrol has confirmed that the debris from the wreckage has been fully removed from the roadway, allowing access to both lanes. Details on individuals involved is still unknown.

KMZU will keep updated on this accident and release information as it is made available.