UPDATE: Three killed in Platte City wreck identified by Missouri - KCTV5

UPDATE: Three killed in Platte City wreck identified by Missouri Highway Patrol

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the wreck happened in the southbound lanes of Interstate 29 at Missouri Highway 92. (Missouri Highway Patrol) The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the wreck happened in the southbound lanes of Interstate 29 at Missouri Highway 92. (Missouri Highway Patrol)
Another view of the crash. (Brett Hacker/KCTV) Another view of the crash. (Brett Hacker/KCTV)
PLATTE CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Three people are dead after a multiple-vehicle crash Friday in Platte City.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the wreck happened in the southbound lanes of Interstate 29 at Missouri Highway 92. The interstate re-opened about 3:30 p.m.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol report about the wreck, Carol Wehking, 75, James Wilson, 54, and 44-year-old Lisa Wilson were killed in the wreck. 

Wehking was of Lancaster, KS, while James and Lisa Wilson were of Effingham, KS. 

Two other individuals were hurt in the wreck. 

Troopers say road crews were striping the lanes which caused a traffic tie up back, and someone not paying attention, slammed into the last vehicle stuck in the tie-up.

They say a Dodge dually pickup hit an SUV at full highway speed without braking. The driver and passenger in the pickup, which had Iowa plates, went to the hospital with critical and serious injuries.

Sadly, all three people in the rear-ended SUV, a GMC Envoy, were killed. 

The impact then pushed that SUV into a semi which then sideswiped a passenger car. None of those people was seriously hurt. Just cuts and scrapes on the semi driver.

He doesn't know yet why the pickup driver failed to see the back-up ahead. He said there was plenty of sight distance, so the driver should have noticed if he had been paying attention.

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