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2 women dead Monday in a wrong-way crash on U.S. 49 Highway in Cass County

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Feb 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-07 20:33:34-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A wrong-way crash Monday afternoon killed two women on Interstate 49 in Cass County, Missouri.

A Missouri Higway Patrol crash report states Sandra Hammond, 77, of Belton, Missouri, was driving a 2005 Toyota Highland northbound in the southbound lanes of the interstate.

Hammond's SUV collided head-on with a 2002 Chevrolet SUV driven by Janna Dillon, 73, of Clinton, Missouri.

The two women died at the crash scene, according to the highway patrol report.

A third vehicle also was struck in the accident.

The driver of that vehicle was not injured, the crash report states.

Southbound lanes of Interstate 49 were closed for several hours while the Missouri Highway Patrol investigated the accident.