STREAMING NOW: Watch Now
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Victim Identified in Fatal Highway 59 Accident

The St. Joseph Police Department has confirmed the identity of the driver that was killed Tuesday morning on Highway 59 south of St. Joseph.

Posted: Mar 14, 2018 2:00 PM
Updated: Mar 15, 2018 1:12 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Police Department has confirmed the identity of the driver killed in Tuesday's accident on Highway 59.

Police say Jeffery Smith, 56, of Atchison, Ks. was pronounced dead at the scene just before 8 a.m. when officers responded to a report of a crash on Highway 59 at Parker Road.

According to a press release, Smith was driving a Buick Lacrosse and crossed the center line and struck a semi-truck head on. 

Highway 59 was closed for most of the morning as law enforcement investigated the scene. 

The driver of the truck, Dennis Rhodes, 45, was not injured in the accident. 

Police say the investigation is still on going.

St. Joseph
Cloudy
73° wxIcon
Hi: 82° 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
71° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 71°
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