On 12/28/15 around 6:07 p.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with the Bates County Sheriffs Deputies and Bates County EMS responded to a one vehicle accident on Northbound I-49 at Mile Marker 130.4
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2008 Nissan Frontier driven by 53 year old Andrew L. Smith of Saint Joseph, Missouri began to slide on the ice covered roadway and traveled off the right side of the roadway striking a bridge.
Two passengers in Mr. Smith's vehicle 43 year old Rachel A. Panku who sustained moderate injuries in this accident and 13 year old Destani Jones who sustained minor injuries both of Saint Joseph, Missouri were transported to Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri.
The vehicle received extensive damage and was towed from the scene by Don's Tow of Butler, Missouri.
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