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I-29 crash injures two Monday night

by Ivan Foley
Landmark editor

An accident involving three vehicles injured two people and snarled traffic on Interstate 29 in Platte County about a mile south of Hwy. 92 Monday evening.

Shortly after 5 p.m., a 2001 Dodge Stratus driven by Michael D. Hackman, 33, of St. Joseph in the left lane of southbound traffic was overtaking a tractor trailer in the right lane when the truck made a lane change into the path of Hackman's vehicle.

Hackman steered left to avoid a collision and lost control. His car slid through the median and into the northbound lane of traffic, where it had a head-on collision with a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Brian E. Lambright, 30, of Savannah.

Lambright's vehicle spun out of control and hit a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Claire M. Soucy, 50, of Camden Point.

Hackman suffered what the Missouri State Highway Patrol called moderate injuries. Lambright's injuries were termed serious. Both were wearing seat belts and both were transported to Liberty Hospital.

Soucy was not injured.
An unrelated accident occurred Tuesday morning on I-29 at Old Pike Road in northern Platte County. A 1999 Chrysler LHS driven by Timothy M. Rush, 48, of St. Joseph was southbound on the interstate. Rush apparently "blacked out," his car ran off the roadway and struck a guard rail. The car then crossed the southbound lanes, struck a ditch and overturned.

Rush, who was wearing a