On March 17, at approximately 8am, a caller reported there was a two vehicle crash with injuries on US-53-54-93.

Emergency personnel arrived and extricated the patients from the vehicles. Preliminary investigation indicates that a GMC truck was traveling eastbound and crossed the center line. The GMC struck, head on, a Kia Sorrento SUV.

The adult driver of the GMC, 25 year old Gavin D. Becker of Independence is reported to have severe injuries and was transported to the hospital.

The adult driver of the Kia, 64 year old Jeannie J. Furlin and her one year old passenger were transported to the hospital as well. Jeannie Furlin died from her injuries. The one year old passenger is reported to have no injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

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