Victim identified in fatal crash near Brighton, Mo.

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UPDATE: The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified the victim involved in a fatal crash on Highway 13 near Brighton, Missouri.

According to Sgt. Mike McClure, the tractor-trailer was heading northbound on Highway 13 when it was rear-ended by a passenger vehicle driven by Jacob Buckner, from Fair Play, Missouri. Buckner was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been notified.

BRIGHTON, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on Highway 13, south of Highway 215, near Brighton, Missouri, according to Sgt. Mike McClure the PIO of Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D.

The accident happened around 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021. MSHP reports it was a tractor-trailer versus a passenger vehicle.

Right now we know at least one person is dead. MSHP crash team is on scene.

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