Maryville Driver Injured In U.S. 71 Highway Accident

A Maryville driver was injured Monday afternoon following an accident on U.S. Highway 71 south of Maryville. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 80 year old Karen Klemme was driving southbound on Highway 71, 8 miles south of Maryville, and crossed the median. The vehicle went into the northbound lanes of Highway 71 and went off the side of the roadway into a ditch.

The vehicle stayed upright. The driver had minor injuries from the accident and was taken to Mosaic Life Care in St Joseph.

The accident took place just after 2pm Monday afternoon. The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department and the Nodaway County Fire Department assisted the Highway Patrol.