An Olathe man was killed and five others were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday in southwest Missouri.
Nicholas E. Chase, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Missouri Highway Patrol report.
The accident occurred around 11 a.m. at the intersection of Missouri 126 and Missouri 43, about 10 miles southwest of Lamar in Barton County. Chase was a passenger in a 2005 Chevrolet Impala driven by Caleb C. Neely, 23, of Dadeville, Mo., the report said. The Impala was heading east on Missouri 126 when it failed to stop at a stop sign and pulled into the path of a 1994 Ford F-150 pickup that was traveling north on Missouri 43, according to the report. The pickup, driven by Crystal L. Carter, 30, of Lamar, struck the Impala on the right side. Both vehicles went off the roadway, and the pickup overturned.
The other passengers in the car were Tracy L. Morgan, 20, of Argonia, Kan.; Devin H. Walter, 23, of Topeka; and Kaylene R. Wray, 20, of Pomona, Kan. All three were taken to a Joplin hospital. Neely was not seriously injured. At least three of those in the car, including Neely, were wearing seat belts, according to the report. Chase was not.
Both Carter and her passenger, Hiram C. Ruth, 32, of Lamar, were airlifted to a Joplin hospital with serious injuries.