Two Amazonia Men, Kendell Delp and Landon Smith, Killed in Andrew County Crash on Highway 59
Andrew County, Missouri (January 11, 2018) – Two men were killed in a crash in Andrew County late Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The crash happened around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, on Highway 59 near Savannah.
According to a police report, 18-year-old Kendell R. Delp was driving a 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup west on Highway 59 when he crossed the center line and pulled to the left side of the road.
Landon K. Smith, 18, was driving a 1997 Dodge Dakota eastbound on Highway 59 and drove off the right side of the highway trying to avoid the other track but the two vehicles crashed head-on.
Delp and Smith were wearing seatbelts and they died the scene.
Twelve-year-old Smith’s brother, Cole C. Smith, a passenger in Smith’s truck, who was also wearing seatbelt sustained serious injuries. He was transported to Mosaic Life Care and later transferred by air ambulance to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
Delp was a senior student at Savannah High school while Smith graduated from the same school last year.
The Missouri Department of Transportation was called to close the intersection and direct the traffic to alternative routes. The Andrew County Sheriff’s Department and the Savannah police were also deployed to the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
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