2 killed in Lafayette County crash

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Two people were killed in a crash on U.S. Highway 24 in Lafayette County on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Another person was seriously injured.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the incident occurred at 11:20 p.m. near Appletree Lane when a 1999 Ford crossed the centerline into the path of a 1999 Dodge. Upon impact in the eastbound lane both vehicles rotated counter-clockwise and came to rest blocking the roadway.

Both drivers Dana M. Smith, 53, of Kansas City, and Ashlee A. Watson, 27, of Claycomo, respectively were pronounced dead approximately 10 minutes later.

Trevor J. Tackett, 30, of Trimble, an occupant of the Dodge, was seriously injured and transported to a hospital via air ambulance, according to the report.

This was MSHP Troop As 58th fatality crash this year, and the 63rd and 64th fatalities.

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