HARRISONVILLE, MO – A vehicle accident north of Harrisonville, caused serious injuries for a Kansas City driver.

A vehicle driven by James Mygatt, 54, reportedly went off the northbound lanes of I-49, glancing off a guardrail, and into a trash truck. Debris from the crash also disabled a box truck. Mygatt was transported by helicopter to Research Medical Facility.

The crash, according to MODOT, caused the shutdown of the I-49, northbound Thursday morning. The road is back open.