Independence man dies in head-on crash on 50 Highway

Posted at 10:23 AM, Dec 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-10 18:06:04-05

An Independence man died in a head-on crash on 50 Highway Friday night.

Deputies say a 2012 Ford Focus, driven by David Parton, of Independence was driving westbound in the eastbound lane of U.S. 50 at Buckner Tarsney Road just after 9:30 p.m..

He collided with  Linda D. Terry, 63, of Lone Jack, Mo. who was eastbound.

Parton was pronounced dead before 10:00 p.m., Terry suffered serious injuries, and was transported by Life Flight to Research Medical Center.

It's unknown why Parton was traveling the wrong direction in the eastbound lane.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Highway Patrol.



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