Independence Woman Injured in Sunday Pursuit in Buchanan County

An Independence woman suffered injuries in a Sunday afternoon accident in Buchanan County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred on Highway 371 and Young Street, in Saint Joseph, when a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Haley M. Kraus was heading northbound.

Troopers say Kraus was being pursued by the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, crossed the center line of 371, overcorrected, traveled off the east side of the road, and struck a guard rail.

Kraus was taken to Mosaic Life Care for treatment of moderate injuries.

Troopers say Kraus was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.