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9-year-old Kansas City boy among 2 killed in northern Missouri crash

Posted: 5:46 PM, Aug 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-13 18:46:11-04
Missouri Highway Patrol

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 9-year-old boy and a 29-year-old woman from Kansas City, Missouri, were killed early Tuesday morning when their SUV rear-ended a semi trailer in DeKalb County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Around 3:30 a.m., troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash at an intersection along U.S. 36 in Cameron, Missouri.

The SUV overturned and landed upside down, the Highway Patrol said. The driver, 29-year-old Desari Lathrop, and 9-year-old Savion Spearman-Lathrop were pronounced dead on the scene.

A 3-year-old girl in the SUV suffered minor injuries. Troopers said she was the only of the three to be using a safety device.

The driver of the semi was not injured and was cooperating with police.