COOPER COUNTY, Mo – During the early morning hours Sunday, May 1, 2016, two occupants were injured in a single vehicle crash on I-70.
The Missouri Highway Patrol states in a crash report, Leah Cohon, 20, of Kansas City was the driver of a vehicle that traveled off westbound I-70, went into the median cable barriers, and through eastbound traffic. The car became airborne before coming to rest at the bottom of an embankment, upside down. Cohon sustained serious injuries. A passenger, Whitney Whittaker, 25, of Mexico, Missouri, was listed with moderate injuries. Both occupants were taken to University Hospital.
According to the Highway Patrol, neither person was utilizing a seat belt.