2 killed in Lafayette County crash
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 A’s 58th fatality crash this year, and the 63rd and 64th fatalities.