Posted on Nov 07, 2022

SMITHVILLE, MO - Authorities made an arrest in connection with a crash that killed a child in Smithville Friday night, the Kansas City Star reports.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 33-year-old Lacy James of Smithville was driving a 2014 Ford F150 near 8 Jolisa Court shortly after 11 p.m. when she put the vehicle into reverse.  The MSHP's crash report said the Ford struck a 3-year-old girl.  The child was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.

James was later arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and killing another, and driving while suspended.  She was taken to the Clay County Detention Center.

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