LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Highway Patrol has released information about a double fatality crash in Lafayette County Tuesday evening.
Just after 6:30 p.m. last night, emergency crews were sent to a collision between a car and a tractor trailer on westbound Interstate 70 at the 39.6 mile marker. The crash apparently occurred when Samantha Rios, 20, of Kansas City, slid off the icy roadway into the median and returned to the roadway in the path of a semi. The car was knocked back off into the median and struck the cable barrier. Rios and another passenger received minor injuries.
The report says Wendy Rios, 19, of Altamont, Illinois died at the scene. Kaleb A. Huddlestun, 21, of Effingham, Illinois, died later at Centerpoint Hospital in Independence.