Three Hurt, One Charged In Monday Night Crash

Three people were left with injuries, one of them serious, and one person is facing legal charges after a one vehicle crash just before 11 P.M. Monday in Ray County.

According to Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 24-year-old Richmond resident Curtis C. Williams was driving a 1999 GMC Sierra on North Garner Road south of West 120th Road in Ray County when his vehicle crossed the center line, struck and embankment and overturned.

Curtis escaped injury but three of his passengers suffered moderate to serious injuries. passengers 18-year-old Lawson resident destiny M. Perry and 21-year-old Orrick resident Morgan N. Cane both suffered moderate injuries. They were taken by ambulance to North Kansas City and Liberty Hospitals, respectively.

Another passenger, 19-year-old Richmond resident Henry D. Hillard, suffered serious injuries and was taken by Life Flight Eagle to Truman Medical Center for treatment.

While unhurt in the accident, Williams was arrested by Highway Patrol troopers on charges of driving while intoxicated resulting in serious injury, failing to register a motor vehicle, failing to affix valid license plates, not wearing a seat belt and no insurance. Williams was booked into the Ray County Jail and then released.