Nov. 28-29 Crash Reports


Woman arrested for involuntary manslaughter

A Kansas City woman was arrested on a charge of involuntary manslaughter after a Tightwad man was killed in a two-vehicle accident at 6:48 a.m. Wednesday in Henry County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Caitlin A. Taillon, 25, was driving south on state Route 7, a half mile east of state Route AA, when her vehicle crossed the center line, striking a northbound vehicle driven by Christopher P. Landsberg, 57, head-on.

Landsberg was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:10 a.m. by Dr. Dinesh Patel.

Taillon and a passenger in her vehicle, Seth D. Gates, 29, of Pleasant Hill, were both taken by Life Flight to Research Medical Center in Kansas City with serious injuries.

Reports indicate Taillon was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, but Landsberg and Gates were not.

Taillon was also arrested on charges of careless and imprudent driving, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and second degree assault.

Windsor woman injured in crash

A Windsor woman sustained moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 10:30 p.m. Thursday in Henry County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Zu H. Chen, 30, of Windsor, was driving east on East Graham Road, east of state Route K, when his vehicle traveled off the end of a dead end road and struck a dirt pile.

A passenger in his vehicle, Yangping Wang, 29, was taken by ambulance to Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville for her injuries.

Reports indicate both Chen and Wang were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Sedalia man injured in Cooper

A Sedalia man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 8:57 a.m. Thursday in Cooper County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Ben A. Taylor, 26, was driving “too fast’ west on state Route A, about two miles east of U.S. Highway 50, when he lost control of his vehicle in a curve. The vehicle crossed the center line, returned to the driving lane, traveled off the right side of the road, struck a fence and overturned, coming to rest on its side.

Taylor, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Bothwell Regional Health Center with minor injuries.

— Compiled by Nicole Cooke

Sedalia Democrat

— Compiled by Nicole Cooke

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