STREAMING NOW: Watch Now
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Police identify victim in fatal Belt Highway crash

Police are still investigating the cause of the single-vehicle accident.

Posted: Feb 26, 2021 9:21 AM
Updated: Feb 26, 2021 10:53 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) St. Joseph police have identified the victim in Thursday afternoon's fatal crash on the Belt Highway as 28-year-old Jessica Smith.

Police said Smith was heading south on the Belt Highway around 3:30 p.m. when she crossed the median and hit a light pole. Her vehicle overturned and came to rest on its top at the intersection of N. Belt Highway and Beck Road.

Police are still investigating the cause of the single-vehicle accident. No one else was hurt.

St. Joseph
Mostly Cloudy
73° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 73°
Maryville
Cloudy
72° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 72°
Savannah
Cloudy
73° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 73°
Cameron
Mostly Cloudy
73° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 73°
Atchison
Cloudy
73° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 73°
There is a chance for scattered showers this afternoon across northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri, however a better chance for showers and storms will return tonight into the overnight hours. A few storms could be on the strong to severe side overnight. Scattered showers and storms will continue off and on mainly through the morning and afternoon hours on Saturday. Temperatures will be much cooler on Saturday with highs in the mid 80s. Dry and sunny conditions will take over on Sunday and continue into next week as temperatures stay seasonal.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

Community Events