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Road paving crew injured in N. Cookingham crash Friday night

Posted at 11:18 AM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 18:54:40-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three road-paving workers working on the shoulder were injured following a three-vehicle crash Friday night on Northeast Cookingham Drive in Kansas City, Missouri.

KCPD said a road paving crew had two vehicles -- a Ford pickup towing a trailer and a Jeep SUV -- stopped and facing east on the right shoulder of Cookingham near Stark Avenue just before 7:30 p.m.

The workers were on foot along the roadway wearing reflective vests.

An eastbound Chevrolet pickup struck the rear tire of the trailer, pushing it forward into the pedestrian workers.

All three were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries, one reportedly critical.

The driver of the Chevrolet suffered minor injuries, and also was transported to a hospital.

Detectives are investigating whether alcohol impairment might have contributed to the crash.