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Three Juveniles Injured, One Adult Dies in Atchison County Accident

Three juveniles, all under the age of ten, were injured in an accident in Atchison County where one adult died.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 38-year-old Jovannah D. Ross of Omaha was driving north on I-29 south of Rock Port. At 7:38 pm Wednesday, her vehicle began to slide and crossed the grass median, entering the southbound lanes.

Driving south on I-29 was 34-year-old Emily A. Ptacnik also of Omaha with three children aged 2-6. The passenger side of Ross’s vehicle struck the front of Ptacnik’s vehicle. Ross’s vehicle stopped off the west side of the road, with Ptacnik stopping on the inside shoulder of the interstate.

Jovannah Ross was pronounced dead at 8:11 pm by an Atchison/Holt EMT.

The occupants of Ptacnik’s vehicle were transported by private vehicle to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph with minor injuries.


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