Fatal Accident Near Bethany

A three-vehicle accident near Bethany took the life of one driver and left another with serious injuries.  State Troopers report 68-year-old Diane Gibson of New Hampton, Missouri died at the scene of the accident on US 136, two miles west of Bethany.  According to the report, the accident happened at about 5:10 pm when a vehicle driven by 55-year-old Lesa Gard of Bethany was eastbound and crossed the centerline, striking a westbound truck driven by 28-year-old Lucas Holcomb of Albany on the driver’s side and struck another westbound vehicle driven by Diane Gibson head-on.

Gard had serious injuries in the accident and was flown to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City.

Holcomb was not injured.

All three drivers were wearing safety belts.

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