JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. – A Blue Springs resident was fatally injured in a one vehicle crash in Jackson County, Friday, January 22. 2016, at 11:50 p.m.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Nefertiti Smith, 17, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Tamerick Wright, 17, when she suffered her fatal wounds.
Wright was traveling east on Interstate-470 at the intersection of US-50, reportedly at a high rate of speed, when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to travel off the right side of the roadway, striking a guardrail. This is when both Wright and Smith were ejected. The vehicle then overturned and ejected a second passenger, 18 year old Kenveion West.
Wright was transported to Centerpoint Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. Smith, was also transported to Centerpoint, where she was pronounced dead. West, was taken to Research Medical Center, also for treatment of serious injuries.
Reportedly, no one involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt.