BUCHANAN COUNTY, MO – A fatal motor vehicle accident was reported by Highway Patrol this (Thu) morning in Buchanan County.

An incident report says Lonnie Elmore, 50, of St. Joseph was a passenger in a southbound vehicle that attempted to turn off 59 Highway, east of Winthrop, failing to yield to northbound traffic. A northbound car was unable to react in time. Elmore, who was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the report, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, Jonathan Turner, was hospitalized at Mosaic Life Care with moderate injuries. Minor injuries were also sustained by two Kansas residents, who were taken to an area hospital.