A vehicle driving the wrong way in the Eastbound lane of Interstate 70 near Blue Springs, caused an accident that closed the Eastbound lanes for hours Friday night. According to the Highway Patrol, Cassandra Shillingford, 33, of Kansas City Missouri traveled West in the Eastbound lanes and was struck by Alyssa Cox, 22, of Lee’s Summit, head on. The Cox vehicle went airborne and struck a semi driven by Thomas Shafer, 48, of Bristol Tennessee. before coming to rest in the median. Shillingford and Shafer received serious injuries, with Cox receiving moderate injuries.Shillingford was taken to Centerpoint Hospital and the others to Truman Hospital for treatment.

 

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