Two Left With Serious Injuries After Interstate Accident In Andrew County

Two Kansas City residents were left with serious injuries after a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 29 in Andrew County Tuesday morning.

According to the accident report from the Highway Patrol 51-year-old Kansas City resident Lori A. Nightingale was driving a 2006 Ford Explorer southbound on I-29 at the 66.4 mile-marker when she made what the Patrol called “an improper pass” on a 2022 Kennworth and cut in on the overtaken semi.

In doing so the Nightingale vehicle’s rear passenger fender struck the front drivers side fender of the semi. that collision sent the Explorer rotating clockwise. During that rotation the vehicle hit a 2019 Western Star MO-Dot vehicle that was in the passing lane of the highway. The Explorer continued to rotate and struck the semi a second time before going off the west side of the interstate and overturning.,

Nightingale and her passengers, 28-year-old Diamond K. Tatum and a 1-year-old juvenile, were all reportedly wearing proper seat belts and safety seats but all still suffered injuries. Both Nightingale and Tatum suffered serious injuries while the juvenile suffered only minor injuries.

All three were taken by Andrew County Ambulance to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph for treatment of those injuries.