ONE DRIVER KILLED, TWO OTHERS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN TWO-VEHICLE, HEAD-ON TRAFFIC CRASH

A 31-year-old Lexington woman was killed in a two-vehicle, head-on traffic crash in Lafayette County on Friday.

According to the Highway Patrol, the crash occurred as a vehicle, driven by Jackie Gabbard, was traveling southbound in the northbound lane of Route O and struck a southbound vehicle, driven by 46-year-old Bart Tennison, of Lexington.

Gabbard, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced deceased at the scene at 4:40 a.m. by a Lafayette County Deputy. Christopher Smith, a 27-year-old passenger in Gabbard’s vehicle who also was not wearing a seat belt, and Tennison, were transported by Odessa and Lexington EMS units to Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence for treatment of serious injuries.

The crash happened at 4:32 a.m. on Route O, south of Prairie Valley Road.

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