December 16, 2014

A Columbia Mo man is in critical condition after he falls from a balcony with a poorly repaired railing.

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A poorly repaired balcony railing on a rental house, lands an Illinois man in the hospital.

Jack Lipp, 19, of Illinois, remains in critical condition as of Tuesday afternoon at the University Hospital, after falling from a balcony early Saturday morning December 13th.

Lipp, an MU student, was at a party on South Fourth Street, when he fell from a second story balcony that had a broken railing, to the gravel driveway below.

Jack Lipp was rushed by ambulance at approximately 2:30am Saturday morning, to the University of Missouri Hospital.

A tenant in the home, Mike Novak, said he knew the balcony railing was unsafe, and that it was only being held up by two 2 x 4s, that the landlord used to repair it. The landlord, said to be Asmar Nakhle of Ginger C LLC, owns numerous rental houses on Fourth Street.

The Columbia Police Department is asking witnesses to come forward who might have more information about the fall. They are to contact Detective Julie Ray at 573-874-7610 or at jamarty@gocolumbiamo.com.

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December 9, 2014

Three People Injured Due to a Head On Collision

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Head on Collision Causes Multiple Serious Injuries in Laclede County

In Laclede County, three people were injured due to a head on collision.

On December 8th, 2014 at approximately 4:08 pm, Chrystal L Sell, age 19 of Conway, Missouri was operating a 1991 GMC Sierra. Thomas H Clanton, age 17 of Conway, Missouri was operating a 1989 Ford Ranger. Also in Thomas Clanton's truck was Jacob Clanton, age 13.

At the said date and time, Chrystal L Sell was traveling westbound on Highway J, approximately 8 miles east of Conway, when her vehicle crossed the center of the roadway and crashed into Thomas H Clanton's truck, head on.

Mercy Ambulance transported Sell to Cox Hospital South Springfield with serious injuries. Both Clantons were also transported by Mercy Ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon. Thomas Clanton, sustained moderate injuries and Jacob sustained serious injuries.
Chrystal Sell's 1991 GMC Sierra received total damages and was towed by C&S Towing. The 1989 Ford Ranger, driven by Thomas Clanton also received total damages and was towed by New Generation Towing.

Both drivers and passenger were reported to have been wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.
The head-on collision was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop I.

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November 6, 2014

Woman Overcorrects Vehicle Causing A Fatality Accident

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In Butler County, a vehicle traveled off of a roadway and over corrected. The vehicle then slid into the path of another vehicle, ejecting the driver.

On November 5, 2014 at approximately 3:25 p.m., Chelsea Hill, age 23 of Campbell, Missouri was operating a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. Cheryl Bader, age 53 of Campbell Missouri was operating a 2010 Toyota 4 Runner.

At that said date and time, Chelsea Hill traveled off the right side of the roadway and over corrected her vehicle going Southbound. She then slid into the path of Cheryl Bader who was going Northbound. Chelsea Hill was ejected from her vehicle.

Chelsea Hill was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. Riva and was taken by ambulance to the Popular Bluff Regional Medical Center Morgue. Cheryl Bader received moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Popular Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Chelsea's 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt received total damages and was removed by Rushins Wrecker. Cheryl's 2010 Toyota 4 Runner received total damages and was removed by Woolards Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop E, CPL Slaughter, Trooper Hunter and Trooper Huggins.

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October 31, 2014

Vehicle Failed to Negotiate Curve Causing Head On Crash

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In Clay County, a Vehicle failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head on.

On October 27, 2014, at approximately 6:08 p.m., Matthew Cook, age 23 of Orrick, Missouri was operating a 1984 Ford Mustang. Ann Bush, age 57 of Liberty, Missouri was operating a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox.

At that said date and time, Matthew failed to negotiate a curve. Matthew crossed the center line and struck Ann's vehicle head on.

Matthew Cook received serious injuries and was transported by EMS to Liberty Hospital. Ann Bush also received serious injuries and was transported by EMS to Liberty Hospital.

Matthews 1984 Ford Mustang received total damages and was towed from the scene by L&L Towing. Ann's 2013 Chevrolet Equinox received total damages and was towed from the scene by L&L Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Clay County Sheriff's Department by CPL C. O. Tubbs.

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October 17, 2014

Fatal Passenger-side Collision

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In Callaway County, the occupant inside a vehicle is killed after the driver failed to stop at a red light colliding into the right side of another vehicle in the intersection.

On October 14, 2014 at approximately 5:28 a.m., Kenneth Wildhaber, age 83 of Jefferson City, Missouri was operating a 2001 Dodge Dakota along with Lauraine Wildhaber, age 82. Arthur Dorn, age 45 of Troy, South Carolina was operating a 2003 Peterbilt 379 Conventional.

At that said date and time, Arthur Dorn made a left turn from southbound US-54 onto the south outer rd. Northbound Kenneth Wildhaber failed to stop at a red light, traveling through the intersection and into the right side of Dorn.

Lauraine Wildhaber was transported to St. Marys Hospital and then transferred to University hospital in Columbia, Missouri, where she was pronounced dead by Dr. Jeffery Coughenour. Kenneth Wildhaber received moderate injuries and was transported to St. Marys Hospital. Arthur Dorn received minor injuries he was transported to Callaway Community Hospital.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, all participants involved were wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision.

Kenneth Wildhaber's 2001 Dodge Dakota and Arthur Dorn's 2003 Peterbilt 379 Conventional both received total damages. Kenneth Wildhaber's 2001 Dodge Dakota was towed by Tom and Steves towing services. Arthur Dorn's 2003 Peterbilt 379 Conventional was towed by Russ Automotive.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop F. This is Troop F's 63rd fatality for the year.

On October 14, 2014, Lauraine Wildhaber passed away as a result of the auto-crash.

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September 10, 2014

Vehicle Crosses Centerline

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In Ray County, a Vehicle Crosses Centerline and Strikes one Vehicle Head-On.

On August 9, 2014, at approximately 10:25 p.m., Benjamin McMellen, age 41 of Warrensburg, Missouri was operating a 1995 Volvo 960. Rebecca Harris, age 34 of Bosworth, Missouri was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu.

At that said date and time, Benjamin crossed the centerline, and struck Rebecca's vehicle head-on.

Benjamin McMellen was pronounced dead at 11:28 p.m. at the Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Missouri. Rebecca Harris received serious injuries and was taken to University of Kansas Medical Center by EMS.

Benjamin's 1995 Volvo received total damages and was towed by Green's Towing. Rebecca's 2005 Chevrolet Malibu received total damages and was towed by Carmichael's Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol with the assistance of Trooper Cunningham, SGT Green, CPL Ward and the Ray County Sheriff's Department.

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August 28, 2014

Vehicle Was Hit Head On Causing Serious Injuries

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In St. Francois County, a Vehicle Pulls onto Highway and Was Struck Head On Causing Serious Injuries.

On August 27, 2014, at approximately 9:40 a.m., Edgar Conway, age 65 of Bismarck, Missouri, was operating a 1988 GMC S15. Ryan James McNees, age 20 of Belleview, Missouri, was operating a 1996 Honda Accord. McNees was carrying one passenger, Ashley Doza, age 21 of Imperial, Missouri.

At that said date and time, Ryan James McNees pulled onto Highway N and was struck by the front of a southbound vehicle, driven by Edgar Conway.

Edgar Conway received serious injuries and was transported by air evacuation to St. Louis University Hospital. Ryan James McNees received moderate injuries and was taken by St. Francois County EMS to Mineral Area Regional Medical Center. Ashley Doza received minor injuries and was also taken by St. Francois County EMS to Mineral Area Regional Medical Center.

Edgars 1988 GMC S15 received total damages and was towed by Buckley's Towing. Ryan's 1996 Honda Accord received total damages and was towed by Buckley's Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol with the assistance of Trooper D.R. Nelson and Trooper A.L. Wood.

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August 26, 2014

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle with attached Tractor and Trailer

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In Cole County, a Vehicle Fails to Observe Roadway, Leaving Pedestrian with Serious Injuries.

On August 24, 2014, at approximately 4:50 p.m., Adam J Lueckenhoff, age 31 of Lohman, Missouri, was operating a 2000 Buick Century. An unidentified driver was operating a 2011 Cub Cadet with a trailer. Joy Heidbreder, age 60 of Lohman, Missouri, was the pedestrian involved.

At that said date and time, the unknown driver of the lawn tractor and trailer was partially parked on the roadway going southbound on St. Michaels Road. Pedestrian, Joy Heidbreder was standing in front of the tractor and trailer. Adam Lueckenhoff, also going southbound, failed to observe the tractor and trailer, striking the 2011 Cub Cadet. Because of the impact of Adams' vehicle to the tractor and trailer, Joy Heidbreder was then struck by the Cub Cadet due to impact.

Joy Heidbreder received serious injuries and was transported to the University Hospital. Both Adam and the unidentified driver left the scene with no apparent injuries.

Adam's 2000 Buick Century received moderate damages and was towed by Broadway Towing. The 2011 Cub Cadet received total damages and was towed by private conveyance.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol by Trooper C. Winter and with the assistance of CPL. K. Green and Cole County Sheriff's Office.

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August 12, 2014

Vehicle Loses Control Causing Vehicle to Overturn

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In Adair County, two people are left with minor injuries due to a two car collision, causing one vehicle to slide off the road and overturn.

On August 10, 2014, at approximately 4:14am, Rebecca Whitmire, age 16, of Hurdland, Missouri was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt. Lori Robertson, age 46 of Kirksville, Missouri, was operating a 1993 Dodge Dakota. Robertson was accompanied by passenger Wayne McFarland, age 50, also of Kirksville, Missouri.

At that said date and time, Rebecca Whitmire traveled into the path of Lori Robertson's' vehicle, causing Robertson's vehicle to swerve off the left side of the roadway and overturn. Whitmire's vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, striking a guard rail.

Lori Robertson received minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Adair County Ambulance. Robertson was then released. Wayne McFarland received minor injuries and was also treated at the scene by Adair County Ambulance and later released. Rebecca was not injured.

Rebecca's 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt received moderate damages and was towed by Kirksville Auto Works. Lori's 1993 Dodge Dakota received total damages and was towed by Kirksville Auto Works.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol it is unknown at this time if all parties involved were wearing safety devices.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, assisted by Adair County Sherriff's Department and with the assistance of Trooper G.

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August 7, 2014

Head on Collision Leads to Serious Injuries

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In Franklin County, three people were injured due to a head-on collision.

On August 5, 2014 at approximately 12:03 pm, Alexander Biener, age 18 of New Haven, Missouri was operating a 1998 Ford Taurus, accompanied by passenger Aaron Westhoff, age 15 of Washington, Missouri. Michael Barlish, age 46 of Gerland, Missouri was operating a 2000 Ford Ranger.

At that said date and time, Alex Biener was traveling in the southbound direction on Missouri Route A north of four mile road. Michael Barlish was travelling in the northbound direction when he crossed the center line and struck Biener's vehicle head-on.

Alex received moderate injuries and was transported by Washington EMS to Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri. The passenger of Alex's vehicle, Aaron Westhoff received moderate injuries and was also transported by Washington EMS to Mercy Hospital. Michael received serious injuries and was transported by air evacuation to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur.

Alex Biener's 1998 Ford Taurus recieved total damages and was towed by Strums Towing. Michael Barlishs' 2000 Ford Ranger also recieved total damages and was towed by Strums Towing.

Biener and Westhoff were reported to have both been wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident. Barlish was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.

This head-on collision was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop H.

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July 21, 2014

Head-on Collision in Stone County

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In Stone County, three people are injured when a vehicle crossed the center line that resulted in a head-on collision.

On July 17, 2014 at approximately 10:50 p.m., Stella Leap, age 46 of Green Forest, Arkansas was operating a 2014 Toyota. Warner Williams, age 74 of St. Peters, Missouri was operating 2005 Dodge Caravan along with passenger Delouis Williams, age 70 of St. Peters, MO.

At that said date and time, Stella Leap was traveling East on MO 76 when she crossed the center line and struck Warner Williams vehicle head-on.

Stella Leap, Delouis Williams, and Warner Williams all sustained moderate injuries from the crash. They were all transported by ambulance to Cox Hospital in Branson. According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, all three people were wearing seat belts.

Stella's 2014 Toyota Corolla received extensive damages and was towed by Chris's towing in Lampe, MO. Warner's 2005 Dodge Caravan received total damages and was towed by Larry's Towing in Branson, MO.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop D.

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July 14, 2014

Rear -End Accident in St.Clair County

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In St.Clair County, A vehicle rear-ended resulted in four people injured.

On July 13, 2014 at approximately 1:05 p.m., Gary Ehrlich, age 77 of Mountain Home, Arkansas was operating a 2003 Ford F250. Brian Thomas, age 43 of Osceola, Missouri was operating a 1997 Chevrolet 1500 along with passengers; Christel Groves (41) and Rex Thomas (7).

At that said date and time, Gary was traveling north on Missouri 13 at Route B where he struck the rear of Brian Thomas's vehicle.

Gary received moderate injuries and was transported to Research Hospital Kansas City by life flight. Brian received moderate injuries and was transported to Sac Osage Hospital by EMS. Christel had serious injuries and was transported to Mercy Springfield by life flight. Thomas received moderate injuries and was transported to Sac Osage Hospital by EMS.

Gary's 2003 Ford F250 received extensive damage and was towed by C&H Towing. Brian's 1997 Chevrolet 1500 was totaled and towed by Bray's Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop D.

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July 11, 2014

Five Car Crash

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In Cape Girardeau, a tractor trailer trying to avoid a collision with a vehicle backing into lanes causes a pile up on interstate 55.

On July 11, 2014 at approximately 12:30 a.m., Wagner Johnson, age 66 of Macon, Georgia was operating a 2006 Kenworth. Pauline Slinkard, age 52 of Oakridge, Missouri was operating a 2014 Toyota Corolla with passenger Roger Slinkard, age 55 of Oakridge, Missouri. Brian Moyer, age 44 of Horn Lake, Mississippi was operating an international diesel truck. Mark Zurflauh, age 57 of St. Louis, Missouri was operating a 1999 Lexus SUV. Matthew Hodge, age 36 of Fulton, Missouri was operating a 2012 Peterbuilt.

At that said date and time, Wagner Johnson was traveling north bound on interstate 55 when he drove off the right side of the road to avoid an unknown vehicle backing south bound in the north bound lanes. Wagner struck the guardrail with the trailer, dislodging the dual axle from trailer into the northbound lanes. Pauline Slinkard served to miss the axle in the roadway striking the axle with the left side of their vehicle. Brian Moyer then stuck the axle and ran off the roadway into the median and Matthew Hodge pulled to the shoulder along the axle in an attempt to warn other motorist of the axle. Mary Zurfluh then struck the axle pushing the axle into Matthew Hodge's vehicle.

Roger Slinkard received minor injuries and was transported by Cape Girardeau County ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center. Brian Moyer received moderate injuries and was also transported by Cape Girardeau County ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center. According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, all involved in this three car crash were wearing their seat belts at the accident.

Wagner's 2006 Kenworth had extensive damage and was towed by Brittons Wrecker. Pauline's 2014 Toyota Corolla received minor damages and was driven form scene. Brian's international diesel truck was totaled and towed from scene by Carnells. Mary's 1999 Lexus SUV was totaled and towed by Yamnitz Towing. Matthew's 2012 Peterbuilt had moderate damages and driven from scene.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol with the assistance of Troop E with assistance of Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office.

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July 10, 2014

Ray County Crash Causes Serious Injuries

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In Ray County, a vehicle crossed center line causing it to strike another vehicle resulting in serious injuries.

On July 8, 2014 at approximately 4:52 p.m., Cierra Bossart, age 32 of Holt, Missouri was operating a 2006 Dodge. Steven Taber, age 34 of Richmond, Missouri was operating a 1996 Ford.

At that said date and time, Cierra Bossart was traveling on Highway C when she crossed the center line and struck Steven Taber. Stevens vehicle then traveled off the north side of the roadway.

Steven Taber received serious injuries and was taken by life flight to Truman Medical Center. Cierra Bossart also received serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Liberty Hospital.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Steven was the only one involved in the accident wearing his seat belt.

Cierra's 2006 Dodge received total damages and was towed by Carmichaels. Steven's 1996 Ford also received total damages and was towed from Green's Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol with the assistance of Troop A.

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July 8, 2014

Three Car Crash in Stone County

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In Stone County, an eastbound driver crossed the center line causing it to strike another vehicle and hit a vehicle head-on.

On July 6, 2014 at approximately 11:18 p.m., Amy Mendoza, age 34 of Branson, Missouri was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt. Kenneth Kelly, age 32 of Springfield, Missouri was operating a 1995 Ford F150. Steven Vanderbok, age 43 of Oak Park, California was operating a 1997 Toyota Camry with passengers Benjamin Vanderbok, age 9, Zoe Vanderbok, age 7, and Gina Main, age 39 of Oak Park, California.

At that said date and time, Amy Mendoza was traveling eastbound on Missouri 76 when she crossed the center line and struck Kenneth Kelly. Kenneth's vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway. Amy's vehicle then hit Steven Vanderbok Head-on.

Amy Mendoza received serious injuries and was taken by Mercy Ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Steven Vanderbok received moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital by Mercy ambulance. Gina Main, Zoe Vanderbok, and Benjamin Vanderbok all received minor injuries and were taken by Mercy Ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Kenneth Kelly didn't receive any injuries.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, all involved in this three car crash were wearing their seat belts at the accident.

Amy's 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt received total damages and was towed by Chris Towing in Lampe, Missouri. Kenneth's 1995 Ford F150 received extensive damages and was towed by Larry's Towing in Brandon West, Missouri. Steven's 1997 Toyota Camry received total damages and was towed by Chris Towing in Lampe, Missouri.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol with the assistance of Troop D.

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