Minor injuries in snowy crash

A four-vehicle accident on Interstate 29 Sunday, at about 12:30 p.m., on April 1 caused traffic troubles in the snowy conditions. According a Kansas City, Kan. woman slid off the left side of the roadway to cause the chain-reaction accident at the 29.6 mile marker of the Northbound lanes.

Callie Granthan, 42, was northbound in the driving lane when she slid into the guardrail on the bridge over Bee Creek. William Klohs, 60, of Leamars, Iowa, struck the vehicle before two more vehicles struck the two vehicles in the left lane. Josh Wahlert, 44 of Lake Waukomis and John Churchill, 72, of Omaha. Each tried unsuccessfully to avoid the accident before being caught up in the crash themselves.

 BRYCE MERENESS/Citizen photo A GMC Sierra and Jeep Liberty were two of four cars involved in an accident along Interstate 29 mile marker 29.6 on Sunday, April 1, in Platte County.

BRYCE MERENESS/Citizen photo
A GMC Sierra and Jeep Liberty were two of four cars involved in an accident along Interstate 29 mile marker 29.6 on Sunday, April 1, in Platte County.

Granthan, who was not wearing a seatbelt according to the report, Churchill and Louise Churchill, a passenger, all suffered minor injuries and were transported to Mosaic Life Care in Saint Joseph, Mo.

Granthan’s Jeep Liberty was considered totaled in the crash while Churchill’s GMC Sierra suffered extensive damage. Wahlert’s vehicle suffered moderate damage and Klohs’s F-150 had minor damage.

This was one of several injuries that occurred due to the quick moving storm that turned into the second coldest day ever in Kansas City in the 130 years such records were kept, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill. The high at KCI on Sunday, April 1, was 33 — the lowest since 1920