Major collision on I-49 results in serious injuries for four adults, five children from Kansas City


Kansas City, Missouri – Over the Memorial Day weekend, a severe traffic accident occurred on I-49 south of Anderson, Missouri. This incident involved a wrong-way collision at around 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, May 26. Nine people, comprising four adults and five children from Kansas City, Mo., were seriously injured.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened when a 2010 Chrysler Town & Country, driven by 34-year-old Tony J. Robleado from Kansas City, Mo., mistakenly entered the northbound lane while traveling south. The Chrysler collided with a 2011 Ford Escape, which was correctly driving north in the same lane. The Ford was driven by 29-year-old Darwin L. Martinez.

The impact was severe, prompting emergency responders to airlift four victims—Caitlyn Lacy, 25, along with three boys aged 13, 10, and 8—to hospitals in Springfield, Mo. Notably, the 10-year-old boy had not been wearing a seatbelt.

Additionally, Robleado, Martinez, and three other passengers—Krixa Mendoza, 36, and two boys, aged 6 and 7—were transported to hospitals in Joplin by ambulance. All involved remain in serious condition following the accident.

Over the Memorial Day weekend, a severe traffic accident occurred on I-49 south of Anderson leaving nine Kansas City residents injured

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