Good news about two sisters from Nashville seriously injured in a wrong-way crash earlier this week.
One of the women has been released from the hospital and the second woman is in good condition following the crash on Interstate 435 in Claycomo.
KrissaMarie L. Wiechmann, 22, was taken to North Kansas City Hospital. She was released from the hospital on Thursday and was in good condition when released, hospital officials said.
Kayla L. Wiechmann, 26, was taken to Liberty Hospital. She is in stable condition, hospital officials said Friday afternoon. Kayla Wiechmann suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash.
Hospital officials said the family is grateful for the outpouring of support from Kansas City area residents and those who have helped in their recovery.
Liberty hospital issued a statement on behalf of the family and the sisters.
"Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Kansas City! We sincerely appreciate all of the care and concern that has been expressed for our family," the statement says. "We especially would like to thank the truck driver that put out the fire at the scene of the accident. We would like to thank all of you who helped at the accident scene and everyone who has cared for Kayla and KrissaMarie."
The family went on to thank everyone who has sent cards, flowers and balloons to the sisters.
"This is a difficult and emotional time for us and we appreciate you giving us the privacy we need to help Kayla recover," the statement concludes.
The driver, Rory S. Liberty, 33, remains hospitalized.
Prosecutors have filed two felony assault charges against Liberty and are seeking a $100,000 bond.
Liberty drove at least three miles the wrong way on Interstate 435 before crashing into the women's car.
According to court records, Liberty was drunk at the time of the crash. He admitted to drinking beer and whiskey at a friend's house before the crash, according to court documents. Officers smelled alcohol on his breath when they arrived to the crash site.
A fund has been set up to assist the Wiechmann family with medical expenses. Click here if you want to donate.
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