A Liberty woman was injured, and a Kearney man charged, in an accident Tuesday afternoon in Clay County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred on U.S. 69, just south of Northeast 112th Street, when a vehicle driven by 42-year-old Liberty resident Melissa A. Hays was heading northbound.
Troopers say Hays slowed in the left lane of U.S. 69 to prepare for a left turn.
Hays was then struck from behind by 26-year-old Kearney resident Cole M. Roberts.
Troopers say Roberts then fled the scene, but was contacted a short time later.
Hays suffered minor injuries and was taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment.
Authorities say Hays was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Following the accident, troopers arrested Roberts on preliminary charges of felony leaving the scene of a crash and driving while intoxicated.
Roberts was taken to the Clay County Jail and later released.