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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Icy Roads Contribute To 2 Fatal Crashes in Cass County MO

Two women in their 20's are dead after 2 separate crashes on Wednesday evenings icy roadways...

Reported here at CSW first in Kansas City was the fatality 1-vehicle crash involving a 23-year-old Garden City MO woman around 5:30 p.m..

The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MOHP) states that Ms. Ashley M. Tabor was driving her 2002 GMC north in the 29300 block of South (U.S. 71) Outer Road south of Harrisonville when her GMC began to skid on the icy roadway.

The GMC slid off the roadway onto the ground- overturned- and ejected Ms. Tabor who was not wearing a seat belt.

The Central Cass County Fire Protection District responded and they pronounced Ms. Tabor dead at the scene around 6 p.m..

The 2nd fatality crash occurred around 10:20 p.m. on northbound U.S. 71 about one-half mile north of Peculiar- according to the MOHP report.

That was when a 2008 Chevrolet- driven by 41-year-old Rodney H. Swain of Independence MO- lost control on the ice-covered highway "at a high rate of speed- struck the ground and overturned."

Passenger Jennifer A. Golightly- age 25 of Kansas City MO- died in this crash.

Another passenger- Brandi D. Willis- age 26 of Collins MO along with the driver Mr. Swain- both suffered serious injuries in the crash.

None of the occupants of this vehicle were wearing seat belts either.

CSW offers our solemn condolences to the family and friends of both Ashey Tabor and Jennifer Golightly.

PLEASE my fellow citizens- wear your seat belts while driving- ESPECIALLY when road conditions are adverse and PLEASE reduce your speed accordingly!

It's best to get wherever you're going LATE than not at all.

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