(STLTODAY) — Friends of a Kansas City single mother killed Wednesday in a car accident apparently caused by another driver’s sneezing attack prayed Friday for the mother’s 1-year-old son.

The boy, injured in the accident near Smithville Lake, remained in serious condition Friday at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

“We are pretty much in shock and just having a hard time wrapping our heads around the whole thing,” said Cheryl Krecker, a friend and colleague of Laura McClendon, 30.


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