Lee’s Summit, MO – Sherri Cook Seriously Injured in Car Crash on I-470 (US-50)
Lee’s Summit, MO (September 20, 2020) – An accident reported on Friday afternoon sent one woman to an area hospital with injuries. At approximately 3:35 p.m., on September 18, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a collision on Interstate 470 (US Highway 50).
Reports from authorities show that 37-year-old Eric Thee was driving a 2010 Ford Escape along the eastbound side of Interstate 470 behind a 2009 Honda CRV, which was driven by 55-year-old Sherri Cook.
As the CRV approached the area northwest of Pryor Road, it began to slow down due to congestion. Thee did not see the vehicle slowing down. As a result, he crashed into the rear-end of the Honda. The impact caused the Honda to crash into a concrete barrier and become airborne. The vehicle then rolled over and came to rest on the driver's side. The Ford came to rest in a ditch.
Cook sustained serious injuries in this accident. She was rushed to Centerpoint Hospital for treatment of injuries. At this time, the MSHP is investigating the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
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