Pittsfield man involved in Jackson County crash

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017 8:55 am

LONE JACK, Mo. -- A Pittsfield, Ill., man was involved in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning in Jackson County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2014 Freightliner and tanker trailer driven by Steven L. Shaw, 52, of Pittsfield, was westbound at 9:48 a.m. on U.S. 50 at Hutt. The patrol said a 2000 Ford van driven by Robert J. Willhite, 71, of Pleasant Hill, was northbound on Hutt and failed to yield, striking the Freightliner. Both vehicles came to rest blocking the road, the patrol said.

Willhite was taken by ambulance to Centerpoint Hospital in Independence with moderate injuries.

The patrol said both drivers were wearing seat belts.