A woman was critically injured Thanksgiving Day in a two-car crash at U.S. 40 and Valley View Road in Independence.

A woman was critically injured Thanksgiving Day in a two-car crash at U.S. 40 and Valley View Road in Independence.


Independence Police said the driver of a 2002 Mazda Tribute crossed the westbound lanes of U.S. 40 from a stop sign while northbound on Valley View Road and was struck by 2005 Pontiac G6 that was westbound on U.S. 40.


The woman driving the Mazda was taken to Centerpoint Medical Center with life threatening injuries. The woman driving the Pontiac and a male juvenile passenger had minor injuries and declined medical treatment.


Police are not releasing the identities yet.