Crash Alert: Fatal 7 Vehicle Accident Over the Weekend
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS - Over the weekend, there was a 7 vehicle accident that resulted in 1 fatality, 2 serious injuries, and 3 minor injuries. The crash occurred on I-435 Eastbound at milepost 76 or about 0.3 miles from State Line Rd.
The crash took place around 6:00pm on Saturday night. It began when traffic was slowing and vehicle 1, a 2021 Porsche Taycan made a lane change and struck vehicle 2, a 2023 Semi Freightliner. Vehicle 1 was driven by 61-year-old Joseph Paris and was accompanied by 64-year-old Carmela Paris. The semi-driver was 36-year-old Dustin Harder of Oklahoma. After vehicle 1 struck the semi, vehicle 1 proceeded to strike vehicle 3, a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and vehicle 7, which was on the inside shoulder and is a 2023 Ford Escape.
Vehicle 7 was accompanied on the inside shoulder by vehicles 4 and 5. After vehicle 3 was struck, they hit vehicle 6, a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 39-year-old Justin Witt. The semi then continued to drive towards the inside shoulder, striking vehicle 4, a 2015 Nissan Rogue driven by 39-year-old Chelsea Shelton. The semi then struck another car, vehicle 5, a 1996 Chevrolet Pickup. Vehicle 5 was driven by 69-year old Randal Hammonds and accompanied by 39-year-old Justin Witt.
After the semi struck Hammonds, he was taken to Overland Park Regional where he sadly succumbed to his injuries. There was a total of 5 other injuries from the accident.
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