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Failure to Yield Leads to Fatal Crash

On Monday, August 22, a crash involving failure to yield claimed the lives of a mother and daughter.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 7.30 a.m. on Mo. 50 Highway near Lone Jack. The highway is known as one of the deadliest n the state.

Alicia McGinnis, aged 47 of Blairstown was trying to cross the westbound lanes of the highway when she drove into the path of a Jeep Liberty. Both she and her 8 year old daughter, Kacee McGinnis both died at the scene. The two occupants of the Jeep were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police went on to say that not only did Alicia fail to yield but she was also not paying attention and said that when motorists try to cross a highway, given the speed of the vehicles on the highway it is very important to look several times in both directions.

Highway 50 has had several fatal accidents over the years with drivers failing to yield and in March this year, only 4 miles west of this accident, 14 year old Shirley Tran was killed when an inattentive driver pulled out in front of the car she was a passenger in.

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