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2 killed in metro crashes caused by slick roads

Posted at 4:58 PM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-12 22:47:57-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo.UPDATE 8 PM 11/12/2018: Two people are dead after separate crashes in the metro area after snow blanketed roads, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Kathleen Miller, 62, of Windsor, Missouri, died after her 2015 Toyota was hit nearly head-on by a car that slid on Missouri 52 in Henry County. 

The second car crossed the center of the road and struck Miller’s vehicle, the Highway Patrol said. 

Miller was pronounced dead at an area hospital. 

A 31-year-old woman in the other vehicle had serious injuries. Her passenger, a 5-year-old boy, suffered less serious injuries, according to the Highway Patrol. 

In a separate wreck, James Copeland, 77, was killed and a woman was injured near Harrisonville, Missouri. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, their vehicle slid off the road on I-49 and struck a guardrail. It came back onto the roadway but struck a semi-truck. Copeland was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Snow during the Monday morning commute created traffic issues, including low visibility and crash delays, throughout the Kansas City metro.