Identities released in Highway 54 crash

5 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, April 09 2015 Apr 9, 2015 Thursday, April 09, 2015 9:30:00 AM CDT April 09, 2015 in News
By: Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

LAKE OZARK - Missouri State Highway Patrol released the names of the victims involved in an eight-car crash on Highway 54 near the Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday.

Kenda Oleary, 27, and her mother Robin Dinwiddie, 50, both from Eldon, died in the accident. Corporal Scott White of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the women were in the same vehicle.

Amy Shaw, 46, of Jefferson City suffered serious injuries. James Villines, 42, of Alabama and April Cline, 41, of Eldon both have moderate injuries. Daniel Burch, 62, of Illinois and James Stark, 58, of Waynesville and Warner Bullock, 75, experienced minor injuries. Stark and Bullock were treated at the scene. The four other victims were sent to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach.

White said a trailer tractor rear-ended a vehicle, causing a chain reaction which led to the accident. The incident involved two tractor trailers and six vehicles.

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