One of those occupants- a woman reported to be in her middle-40's- suffered 2nd & 3rd degree burns to her heard and upper body and was in critical condition. She was taken to a nearby trauma center- then later flown by medical helicopter to an area burn trauma center.
** Driver Rams Into Back Of Police Car On I-435 In KC-MO **
While police officers were wrapping up an investigation of that accident- a motorist on I-435 slammed into the back of one of the patrol cars parked at 3:44am.. That patrol car rammed into another police vehicle also parked there.
The injuries to two KC-MO police officers- a 28 and a 30-year-old- were slight. The driver who rammed the patrol car suffered only minor injuries- and was under arrest pending the accident investigation.
A cloud cover overnight kept temperatures from falling much below freezing- aided by brisk southerly winds. That will help produce a warm-up today with temperatures ranging from the upper-40's to lower-50's around the MetroRegion.
The weather will stay seasonable and dry till about mid-week- as a winter-type storm system begins to affect the Central States late next Wednesday and Thursday.