On 1/29/16 around 10:35 pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Saline County along with The Saline County Sheriffs Office responded to a two vehicle accident on I-70 Eastbound at Mile Marker 77.2 in Saline County.
Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta driven by 20 year old Taylor R. Beckenbach of Blue Springs, Missouri was stopped on the roadway partially blocking the right lane when she was struck by 2012 Ford van driven by 59 year old Kim A. Ross of Madison Illinois.
The collision caused both vehicles to begin sliding on the roadway before coming to a stop in the right lane of traffic. The van struck the ground, overturned and came to stop in the left lanes of traffic.
Three people from the Volkswagen were transported by Air Ambulance with injuries Taylor R. Beckenbach sustained minor injuries, 44 year old Eric S. Preston of Harrisonville, Missouri sustained serious injuries in this accident and 20 year old Melissa Short of Blue Springs, Missouri sustained serious injuries in this accident. Kim A. Ross refused medical treatment,
The vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene by Don's Towing.
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