Sweet Springs teen involved in crash

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

A Sweet Springs teen was involved in a two-car crash in Lafayette County that sent one person to the hospital.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the crash occurred at 3:58 p.m. Monday on Old U.S. Highway 40 at its intersection with Interstate 70. At that time Michael J. Chituck, 16, was stopped in a 1994 Chevrolet at a stop sign on Old U.S. 40, but pulled into the path of a 1988 Chevrolet driven by Nicholas J. Kaler, 19, of Odessa.

Kaler suffered minor injuries and was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs.

Chituck was issued a summons for failure to yield and not wearing a seat belt.

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