Gladstone woman seriously injured in crash that shut down I-49

06/28/2014 2:46 PM

06/28/2014 4:54 PM

A 69-year-old Gladstone woman was seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a crash that closed Interstate 49 in both directions near Harrisonville.

Nellie C. Sumner was taken to a hospital after she was injured in the crash, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

The highway has since reopened.

The crash occurred about 2 p.m. along southbound I-49 just north of Harrisonville.

Sumner was a passenger in a 2008 Mercury Mariner the vehicle hydroplaned and the driver lost control. The SUV slid off the road and struck a guardrail. It then traveled across and off the road again and struck the guardrail.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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