Independence Man Injured in I-35 Crash Thursday

An Independence man suffered injuries in a Clinton County crash Thursday evening.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 6:10 Thursday night on I-35, three miles east of Lathrop, as 53-year-old Cory W. Omera drove northbound.

Troopers say another northbound vehicle driven by 31-year-old Chillicothe resident Calvin T. Burton struck the rear of Omera’s vehicle.

Omera suffered minor injuries and sought treatment at Cameron Regional Medical Center.

Authorities say only Omera wore a seat belt at the time of the crash.