Jan 12, 2022

2 from St. Joe injured after 3-vehicle I-29 crash

Posted Jan 12, 2022 1:00 AM

BUCHANAN COUNTY—Two people were injured in an accident just before 7:30a.m. Tuesday in Buchanan County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2006 Lincoln Mark LT driven by Gabriela L. Maurico, 20, St. Joseph, was entering northbound on Interstate 29 from U.S. 36. 

The driver lost control of the vehicle on the frost covered road. The car became perpendicular on the highway. A northbound 2013 Peterbilt semi driven by Richard J. Jindra, 60, Boise, ID, struck the Lincoln. After impact, the Lincoln rotated counter clockwise and struck a 2012 Chevy Equinox driven by  Zachariah A. Smith, 26, St. Joseph.  The semi's trailer then struck the Chevy and forced it into the bridge rail.

A private vehicle transported Mauricio and Smith to Mosaic Life Care. Nindra was not wearing a seat belt and not injured, according to the MSHP.