• May 18, 2017

Carol Wehking, Lisa Wilson, James Wilson Killed, John Klapp Hurt in Platte City, MO, Accident

Platte City, MO -- May 12, 2017, Carol Wehking, Lisa Wilson, and James Wilson were killed, John Klapp was injured, following a multi-vehicle accident.

Officials from the Missouri State Highway Patrol released from their preliminary investigations. They say that the fatal accident occurred near the I-29 and Highway 92 interchange at around 12:30 p.m.

Police investigators reported that 54-year-old James was driving an SUV along the southbound lanes of the interstate with his wife, 44-year-old Lisa, and his mother-in-law, 75-year-old Wehking, as passengers.

As they sat behind an 18-wheeler in slow-moving traffic, they were suddenly struck from behind by a Dodge Ram driven by 71-year-old Klapp. This caused the SUV to crash into the back of the 18-wheeler before running off-road. The pickup also ended up off the highway.

Due to the severity of the collision, Lisa and James Wilson and Ms. Wehking were fatally injured. Klapp was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Klapp's passenger, 40-year-old Christopher Klapp, also sustained injuries. No additional injuries were reported.

At this time, no particular factors surrounding the accident have been determined. Police released no further information.

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