killed in I-29 crash
A 79-year-old woman from Rock Port was killed in a four-car
crash on Interstate 29 near Tracy last Wednesday evening
about 5:25 p.m. Anna B Lewis, a passenger in one of the
vehicles, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jackson
County Medical Examiner.
The accident occured when a southbound tractor-trailer,
driven by 33-year-old Robert L. Meier of Independence,
crossed the median and traveled into the northbound lanes.
According to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol,
the tractor-trailer first struck a northbound 1999 Cadillac
driven by Charles L. Beaty, 68, of Boca Raton, Fla. This
forced the Cadillac to strike the guardrail. The tractor-trailer
then struck a 1992 Honda driven by 45-year-old Cathy L.
Colapietro of Kansas City, forcing the Honda into a 1998
Chevrolet driven by Raymond G. Adkins, 40. The Honda came
to rest in the right lane.
Lewis was a passenger in the Honda. She was wearing a
The accident slowed the northbound lanes of the interstate
to a crawl, and some traffic was diverted onto Hwy. 92
through Platte City for a few hours.