JACKSON COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Rachel Keltner Stone, of Lee’s, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a Thursday morning fatal vehicle collision in Jackson County.

Stone, 47, a Health and Physical Education Teacher at Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, was killed in a vehicle crash involving a semi-tractor Thursday morning in Lee’s Summit.


According to reports, Stone was operating Chevrolet Malibu on US-59 near Missouri Route 7 in Lee’s Summit, when for unknown reasons, a Freightliner big-rig crossed centerlines and came into head-on contact with the Malibu around 6:45 a.m. Thursday.

Stone was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

Stone attended Lee’s Summit before being employed at the school district for 25 years.

“This is truly a sad day for LSHS, and for our area’s education community,” the school said in a statement. “Please join us in keeping the Stone family in your thoughts as we work to support each other in the coming days.”

Stone leaves behind her husband Robert, who is a teacher at Bernard Campbell Middle School, and two children.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Jackson County is located in the western portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 674,158. The estimated population in 2019 is 703,011 making it the second-most populous county in the state – Wikipedia.