Nov 19, 2022

5 hospitalized after 3-vehicle Buchanan Co. crash

Posted Nov 19, 2022 2:00 AM

BUCHANAN COUNTY—Five people were injured in an accident just after 12:30 p.m. Friday in Buchanan County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2016 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Tracy A. Okansen, 60, Mountain Iron, Minnesota, was southbound on Interstate 29 two miles south of St. Joseph.

The Chrysler rear-ended a 2018 Nissan Murano driven by Diane Slusarski, 70, Duncan, Nebraska.  The impact pushed the Nissan into a 2017 Lexus driven by Dennis P. Dunning, 83, Fort Calhoun, Nebraska.

Buchanan County EMS transported Slusarski, a passenger in the Nissan, Dunning and a passenger in the Lexus to Mosaic Life Care. Northland Regional Ambulance District transported Okansen to Mosaic. All five were properly restrained, according to the MSHP.