Chillicothe Teen Hurt After Driving Off Ramp

A Chillicothe teen as left with moderate injuries following an accident Saturday evening in Platte County.

Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says 18-year-old Chillicothe resident Christy N. Wiegand was driving a 2006 Chevy Cobalt on the I-435 northbound on-ramp for I-29 at 5:33 P.M. Saturday when she traveled off the right side of the roadway, hitting two delineator posts.

After that impact she overcorrected and the vehicle went off the left side of the roadway before she overcorrected a second time and the vehicle went back off the right side of the roadway. At that point, the car went down an embankment and struck two trees.

Wiegand was not wearing a seat belt at the time and suffered moderate injuries. She was taken to North Kansas City hospital for treatment of her injuries.