Young Driver Seriously Injured after Accident with Freight Truck

A young driver was seriously injured after crashing into the rear of a freight truck on Monday.

At 3:12 pm, 19-year-old Dakota L. Barnes of Tracy, Missouri crashed into the back of the truck driven by 51-year-old Brian L. Niffen according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Both vehicles had been traveling south on SW County Line Road one mile east of Trimble, Missouri when Niffen began to slow down to make a turn onto SW 200th Street. That’s when Barnes vehicle struck the rear of the truck.

Barnes suffered serious injuries and was taken to North Kansas City Hospital by Smithville EMS.