A Missouri mother and her young child were tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident yesterday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 50 near Kingsville in Johnson County, Missouri. Authorities say the northbound 47-year-old driver and her 8-year-old daughter were on their way to school around 7:30 a.m. when they traveled into the path of a westbound SUV at a lane crossover. Both vehicles were pushed off the north side of the highway from the impact of the crash. Police say the mother and her daughter both died at the scene of the crash. There was two other woman in the SUV that sustained only minor injuries.
Missouri State Highway Patrol says inattention and failure to yield to oncoming traffic are to blame for this fatal crash. The mother attempted to cross the westbound lanes U.S. 50 and crossed into the path of a Jeep Liberty, Police report. The Missouri State Highway Patrol claims 90% of all fatal crashes can be traced back to driver error and driver inattention. 50-Highway is known as a deadly highway. Many fatal accidents have happened on this deadly stretch and recently MoDOT made changes to the intersection of 50-Highway and Route Z to make it safer.
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