Lafayette County collision totals two vehicles, injures one

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A two-vehicle accident occurred on June 27, 2024, at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Goodwin Road at Highway 23, resulting in minor injuries to one driver. The Missouri State Highway Patrol provided the details of the incident.

Candice M. Cardwell, a 43-year-old woman from Blue Springs, Missouri, was driving a 2014 Chrysler southbound when it overtook and struck the rear of a 2005 Lincoln, driven by Donald W. Crutchfield, a 51-year-old man from Marshall, Missouri, also traveling southbound. Following the collision, Cardwell’s vehicle veered off the roadway and ended up in a field.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene by Meyer Motors. Cardwell, who was wearing a seat belt, sustained minor injuries and was transported by Concordia EMS to St. Mary’s Hospital. Crutchfield, who was not wearing a seat belt, did not report any injuries at the scene.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by Master Sergeant A.V. Dillon, Corporal T.A. Baxter, and Trooper R.T. McFatrich.

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