3 injured in Saturday crash south of Chillicothe, 1 life-flighted

Traffic accident

Three people were hurt Saturday afternoon south of Chillicothe when the car they were in was hit from behind by a pickup truck, causing the car to strike the rear of another pickup.

A passenger in the car, 16-year-old Kirsten Moore of Chillicothe, was flown by medical helicopter to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City with moderate injuries.

Kirsten Moore’s Mother, 42-year-old Jolean Moore, and Grandmother, 61-year-old Debra Moore, both of Chillicothe, were transported to Hedrick Medical Center with minor injuries.

Debra Moore was the operator of the car, Jolean Moore a passenger in that vehicle.

The accident happened 13 miles south of Chillicothe on Highway 65 when the patrol reported the car was stopped behind a pickup truck that had halted to make a left turn into a private drive. Another pickup, which was southbound on Highway 65, hit the rear of the car, causing the car to daisy chain into the rear of the pickup that was stopped to make a left turn.

The driver of the pickup waiting to make a left turn, 72-year old Jerry Jones of Chillicothe, and the operator of the 2nd pickup, 36-year old Justin Kelly of Carrollton, were not reported hurt.

The highway patrol reports the car was demolished, the pickup truck driven by Kelly was extensively damaged, and the pickup operated by Jones had minor damage.

All five occupants were wearing seatbelts.