UPDATE 08-08-15 4:06 p.m- Nikki Dean, 37, of Springfield, Mo. and Casey Dean, 35, also of Springfield, Mo., were headed westbound on US 36 just east of Brookfield, when Nikki lost control of the vehicle on wet pavement and struck a vehicle preparing to cross the highway driven by Debra Howe, 47, of Chillicothe, Mo.  Howe after being struck then ran into another vehicle driven by Lindsay Holly, 36, of Brookfield, Mo.  Casey Dean was taken by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Hospital then transferred by Lifeflight Eagle to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City for serious injuries. Nikki Dean was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital as well but was pronounced dead at 12:40 p.m.  Howe received minor injuries and declined treatment.


LINN COUNTY, Mo.- Several reports indicate a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 36, at Business 36, on the west side of Brookfield in Linn County about 12:15 this afternoon. The highway patrol reports there are no lanes affected on Highway 36 at this time. However, motorists should still use caution in that area. It is unknown if there are injuries at the moment. We will bring more details as they become available.