Two dead, three injured in Clay County crash on Highway 92

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A multi-vehicle accident on July 3, 2024, resulted in two fatalities and three injuries on Highway 92 at County Highway A. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that the crash occurred at approximately 3:05 p.m.

According to the report, the accident happened when a 2012 Ford Fusion, driven by Alex Morse, 18, of Kearney, Missouri, was stopped on Highway 92 westbound preparing to turn. A 2014 Toyota Scion, driven by Delmy Vasquez Perez, 26, of Kansas City, Kansas, also traveling westbound, failed to yield and struck the rear of the Ford Fusion. The impact caused the Toyota Scion to cross into oncoming traffic, colliding with the side of an eastbound 2015 Blue Bird school bus driven by Rolla Joyce, 45, of Gallatin, Missouri. The Toyota Scion spun around and struck a westbound 2023 Ford Explorer driven by Kenneth Holmberg, 41, of Smithville, Missouri.


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Delmy Vasquez Perez sustained serious injuries and was transported to Liberty Hospital. Unfortunately, two occupants of the Toyota Scion were pronounced dead. Griselda Rodriguez Apolinar, 32, of Kansas City, Missouri, was pronounced at Liberty Hospital at 4:06 p.m. by Dr. D.M. Whitmer. Iris Vallares Barahona, 35, of Kansas City, Missouri, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:18 p.m. by EMT Bryan Kipping with Kearney Fire & Rescue.

Two juveniles, both 15 years old, were passengers on the school bus and sustained minor injuries. They were transported to Liberty Hospital for treatment.

All vehicles involved were towed from the scene due to extensive damage.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol was assisted by multiple personnel, including the Clay County Sheriff’s Department.

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