April 14, 2014

Head-on Collision Kills Both Drivers

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In Jefferson County, the two drivers involved in a head-on collision are pronounced dead.

On March 25, 2014 at approximately 12:23 p.m., Mary Burke, age 82 of St. Louis, Missouri was operating a 2000 Toyota Camry. James Sybert, age 25 of De Soto, Missouri was operating a 1994 GMC Sonoma.

At that said date and time, Mary was traveling in the northbound direction while James was traveling in the southbound direction on Missouri Highway 21 and just north of Old Highway 21 - Shady Valley Interchange. The crash occurred as Mary was traveling in the northbound direction in the southbound lanes of Missouri Highway 21 and James was traveling southbound in the southbound lanes. Both vehicles collided head-on and then traveled off the left side of the roadway. Then Mary's vehicle caught on fire.

Mary Burke was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by ambulance personnel and then transported to St. Louis County Morgue by Schaeffer Mortuary. James Sybert received serious injuries and was transported to St. Anthony's Hospital by Rock Township ambulance in critical condition. Later, James Sybert was pronounced dead by Dr. Kainz at St. Anthony's Hospital.

Both vehicles received total damages from the head-on collision and were towed by Miner's Towing.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop C.

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April 11, 2014

Five Killed in Lawrence County Crash

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In Lawrence County, five people are pronounced dead as a result of a head-on collision.

On March 23, 2014 at approximately 3:45 a.m., Mason Colley, age 75 of Larussell, Missouri was operating a 2002 Ford F350. John Stephens, age 30 of Van Buren, Missouri was operating a 2002 Buick Century along with passengers; Lori Stephens (27), Harly Pappan (7), David Pappan (5), and Tyler Pappan (4).

At that said date and time, Mason was traveling in the eastbound direction while Stephen was traveling in the westbound direction on Missouri Route H and 3 miles southwest of Mount Vernon. The crash occurred as Stephen's vehicle crossed the center line and collided with Mason's vehicle head-on.

John and Lori Stephens and Harly, David, and Tyler Pappin were all pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Lawrence County Coroner, Scott Lakin, and then transported to Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Mason Colley received serious injuries and was LifeFlighted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the three young boys were wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision.

Both vehicles received total damages and were towed by Stop and Shop.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop D. This is Troop D's 12th-16th fatalities for the year 2014. By law, the surviving driver was tested for alcohol.

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April 10, 2014

Overturned Vehicle Causes Serious Injuries

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In Atchison County, two people are seriously injured after the driver neglected to operate the vehicle correctly, causing it to travel down an embankment and to overturn.

On March 23, 2013 at approximately 1:10 a.m., Christopher Barnes, age 20 of Albany, Missouri was operating a 2008 Hyund along with passenger Madison Stinemetz, age 18 of Omaha, Nebraska.

At that said date and time, Christopher Barnes was traveling in the eastbound direction on US Highway 136 and 8 miles east of Tarkio. The crash occurred as Christopher failed to maintain the vehicle on the roadway and crossed the center line, traveling off the north side of the highway. Then the vehicle impacted an embankment and overturned.

Madison Stinemetz received serious injuries and was transported by Atchison Holt ambulance to Fairfax Community Hospital. From there, Madison was LifeFlighted to Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. Christopher Barnes received minor injuries and was transported by a private vehicle to Fairfax Community Hospital.

Christopher Barnes' 2008 Hyund received total damages and was towed by Double M Towing of Rock Port, Missouri.

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

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April 9, 2014

Six Children Receive Serious Injuries in Miller County Crash

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In Miller County, six children receive serious injuries after the front seat passenger jerked the steering wheel from the driver, which then caused the vehicle to overturn several times.

On March 22, 2014 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Kathy Doyle, age 54 of Barnett, Missouri was operating a 2005 Ford Freestyle along with passengers; Craig Doyle (54), Marissa Turpin (9), Aleah Doyle (7), Branden Decker (7), Lloyd Turpin (6), and Jayden Turpin (5).

At that said date and time, Kathy Doyle was traveling in the westbound direction on Missouri Highway 52 and just west of Hackler. The crash occurred as the front seat passenger, Craig Doyle, grasped the steering wheel from the driver, Kathy Doyle, and jerked it to the right. In an attempt to regain control of the vehicle, Kathy over corrected to the left, traveled across the center line, and then over corrected to the right. Then the vehicle traveled off the roadway and overturned several times.

Marissa and Lloyd Turpin received serious injuries and were transported by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital. Jayden Turpin received serious injuries and was transported by Staff For Life to the University Hospital. Branden Decker and Aleah Doyle received serious injuries and were both transported by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital. Craig Doyle received moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital. Kathy Doyle did not report any injuries to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, none of the children inside the vehicle were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

Kathy's 2005 Ford Freestyle received total damages and was towed by Prater's.

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

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April 8, 2014

Crash in Pettis County

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In Pettis County, a woman is seriously injured after another vehicle drove into her path and forced her off the road and down an embankment.

On March 22, 2014 at approximately 11:10 a.m., Linda Ekstrom, age 58 of Sedalia, Missouri was operating a 2010 Kia. Pedro Contreras, age 53 of Sedalia, Missouri was operating a 1997 Ford.

At that said date and time, Linda was traveling in the northbound direction while Pedro was traveling in the eastbound direction on Missouri Highway 65 at Grand Avenue. The crash occurred as Pedro pulled into the path of Linda's vehicle which caused Linda to swerve on the roadway to avoid collision with Pedro. She then traveled off the left side of the roadway and down an embankment, colliding with a ditch and a fence.

Linda received serious injuries from the crash and was transported by Staff For Life to the University Hospital. Pedro was uninjured and did not seek medical attention.

Linda's 2010 Kia received extensive damages and was towed by Don's Towing. Pedro's 1997 Ford did not receive any damages and was driven from the scene of the crash.

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

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April 7, 2014

Motorcyclists Injured in Deer Collision Crash

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In Wright County, two people are injured after colliding with a deer in the roadway and ejecting from the motorcycle.

On March 20, 2014 at approximately 7:52 p.m., Jack Sprague, age 51 of Norwood, Missouri was operating a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle along with passenger Tammy Herbert, age 48 of Nordwood, Missouri.

At that said date and time, Jack was traveling in the westbound direction on Missouri Highway ZZ and four miles southwest of Mountain Grove. The crash occurred as Jack's motorcycle collided with a deer in the roadway, causing both Jack and his passenger to eject from the motorcycle.

Tammy Herbert received serious injuries and was transported by air evacuation to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Jack Sprague received minor injuries and did not seek medical treatment at the scene of the crash.

Jack's 2010 Harley Davidson received minor damages and was towed later by a family member.

This motorcycle crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop G.

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April 4, 2014

Collision Forces Two Vehicles Down Embankment

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In Clay County, two vehicles are involved in a rear-end collision that forces both down an embankment.

On March 17, 2014 at approximately 9:35 p.m., Aaron Dyche, age 29 of Kansas City, Missouri was operating a 2004 Cadillac. Donna Gouge-Stanley, age 56 of Gladstone, Missouri was operating a 2003 Kia.

At that said date and time, both vehicles were traveling in the southbound direction on I-35 and at the 11.2 mile marker. The crash occurred as Aaron attempted to overtake and pass Donna's vehicle but rear-ended her vehicle, causing both vehicle to travel of the right side of the road and down an embankment.

Donna Gouge-Stanley received serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to North Kansas City Hospital. Aaron Dyche received moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to North Kansas City Hospital.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, both Aaron and Donna were found to be wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision.

Aaron's 2004 Cadillac and Donna's 2003 Kia received total damages. Both vehicles were towed by Precision Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop A and the Kansas City Police Department.

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April 3, 2014

Head-on Collision in Franklin County

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In Franklin County, three people are seriously injured as a result of a head-on collision crash.

On March 15, 2014 at approximately 11:09 a.m., Keith Koeller, age 37 of Hermann, Missouri was operating a 2006 Ford Escape along with passenger Jamie Mikel, age 32 of Montgomery City, Missouri. Patricia Zamenski, age 69 of Berger, Missouri was operating a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

At that said date and time, Keith was traveling in the westbound direction while Patricia was traveling in the eastbound direction on Missouri Highway 100 and just east of New Haven City limits. The crash occurred as Keith crossed the center line and the front of his vehicle collided head-on with Patricia's vehicle.

Keith Koeller and Jamie Mikel received serious injuries and were both transported by Washington Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital. Patricia Zamenski received serious injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital by New Haven Ambulance District.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, neither Keith Koeller nor Jamie Mikel was wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision.

Keith's 2006 Ford Escape and Patricia's 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer both received total damages from the head-on collision. Both vehicles were towed by Sturm's.

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

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April 2, 2014

Two Seriously Injured in Rear-End Collision

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In Pettis County, two Lincoln residents are seriously injured in a rear-end collision crash.

On March 14, 2014 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Cary Balke, age 37 of Lincoln, Missouri was operating a 2006 Dodge. Misty Stephens, age 39 of Lincoln, Missouri was operating a 2008 Cadillac along with passenger Amanda Trichel, age 30 of Lincoln, Missouri.

At that said date and time, both vehicles were traveling southbound on US-65 and just north off of the highway. The crash occurred as Misty slowed her vehicle for a school bus that was unloading students when she was rear-ended by Cary's vehicle. Due to the impact from the collision, both vehicles traveled off the left side of the roadway.

Misty Stephens and Amanda Trichel received serious injuries and were transported by air evacuation to the University Hospital. Cary Balke was uninjured and did not seek medical attention.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, both Misty and Amanda were wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision, however, Cary was reported found to not be wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

Misty's 2008 Cadillac received total damages and was towed by State Fair Tow. Cary's 2006 Dodge received extensive damages and was towed by Don's Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop A and the Pettis County Sheriff's Department.

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April 1, 2014

Motorcyclists Seriously Injured Due to Dog on Roadway

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In Jefferson County, two people riding along on a motorcycle are seriously injured after it crashed trying to avoid collision with a dog in the roadway.

On March 13, 2014 at approximately 5:55 p.m., James Foresyth, age 40 of Barnhardt, Missouri was operating a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle along with passenger Deanna Illert, age 41 of Arnold, Missouri. Katherine Appleton, age 31 of Hillsboro, Missouri was operating a 2011 Honda Pilot.

At that said date and time, James and Katherine were both traveling in the northbound direction on Sandy Church Road and 6/10 of a mile of Jarvis Road. The crash occurred as Katherine crested a hill and stopped for a dog in the roadway. Meanwhile, James' motorcycle was approaching the crested hill when he observed that Katherine's vehicle was stopped in the roadway and steered to the left to avoid collision with her vehicle. James lost control of his motorcycle and crashed, causing the motorcycle to overturn and eject both James and Deanna.

James Foresyth and Deanna Illert received serious injuries from the motorcycle crash and were both transported by Survival Flight to Mercy Hospital. Katherine Appleton was uninjured and did not seek medical attention.

James' 2006 Harley Davidson received moderate damages and was towed by another individual. Katherine's 2011 Honda Pilot was not damaged and was driven from the scene of the crash.

This motorcycle crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop C.

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March 31, 2014

Rear-end Collision Causes Serious Injuries

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In Randolph County, a man is seriously injured after the involvement of a rear-end collision.

On March 13, 2014 at approximately 2:22 p.m., Michael Geudner, age 59 of Madison, Missouri was operating a 1999 Chevrolet Metro. Melba Croney, age 46 of Moberly, Missouri was operating a 1999 GMC Suburban. Brenda Koenig, age 48 of Moberly, Missouri was operating a 2003 Dodge Caravan.

At that said date and time, Michael and Melba were both traveling in the eastbound direction while Brenda was traveling in the westbound direction on US Highway 24 and just east of Moberly. The crash occurred as Michael's vehicle prepared to make a left turn but Melba rear-ended his vehicle. Then the impact of the collision forced Michael's vehicle to crash into Brenda's vehicle.

Michael received serious injuries and was transported to Moberly Regional Hospital by Randolph County ambulance. Melba received moderate injuries and was transported by Randolph County ambulance to Moberly Regional Hospital. Brenda was uninjured in the crash and did not seek medical attention.

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

Michael's 1999 Chevrolet Metro received total damages and was towed by Ollman's. Melba's 1999 GMC Suburban received moderate damages and was towed by Palmatory's Wrecker. Brenda's 2003 Dodge Caravan received minor damages and was driven from the scene of the crash.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop B and the Randolph County Sheriff's Department.

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March 28, 2014

Passengers Ejected in Dent County ATV Crash

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In Dent County, three residents of Salem, Missouri receive serious injuries after their ATV overturned, causing all the occupants inside to eject from the ATV.

On March 11, 2014 at approximately 5:40 p.m., Kevin Kelleher, age 21 of Salem, Missouri was operating a 2006 Polaris Ranger Mule along with passengers Savannah Kelleher, age 20, and Christopher Davis, age 18. All occupants in this crash are residents of Salem, Missouri.

At that said date and time, Kevin was traveling in the northbound direction on private property and about 10 miles west of Salem on Missouri Route H. The crash occurred as Kevin's ATV traveled over an uneven portion on the trail, causing the ATV to overturn and eject all of the occupants inside.

Savannah Kelleher and Christopher Davis received serious injuries and were transported by air evacuation to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. The driver, Kevin Kelleher, also received serious injuries from the crash. Kevin was transported by Mercy Lifeline to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, none of the occupants inside the 2006 Polaris Ranger Mule were wearing proper safety equipment at the time of the crash.

Kevin's 2006 Polaris Ranger Mule received minor damages and was removed from the scene of the crash by the owner.

This ATV-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop I, Dent County Sheriff's Department, Lenox Fire Department, and Salem Ambulance District.

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March 27, 2014

Two Fatalities Involving Three Motorcycles and School Bus

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In St. Charles County, two Missourians are pronounced fatal after a four-vehicle crash involving three motorcycles and a school bus on Missouri Route A.

On March 11, 2014 at approximately 6:40 a.m., Matthew Adam, age 43 of Bowling Green, Missouri was operating a 2011 Kawasaki Ninja. Jacob Boedeker, age 22 of Warrenton, Missouri was operating a 2005 Honda CBR 600. Adam Meyer, age 25 of Warrenton, Missouri was operating a 2005 Yamaha R1. Pamela Love, age 52 of Wright City, Missouri was operating a 2013 Thomas Bus.

At that said date and time, the three motorcycles operated by Matthew, Jacob, and Adam were traveling in the southbound direction while Pamela Love was traveling in the westbound direction on Missouri Route A at Westgate Business Court. The crash occurred as the 2013 Thomas Bus driven by Pamela Love was attempting to make a left turn from Westgate Business Court to northbound Route A when she traveled into the pathway of the three motorcycles. Matthew and Jacob both crashed into the driver side of the 2013 Thomas Bus and Adam hit the debris from the crash, causing him to eject from his motorcycle. No students were on the school bus at the time of the crash.

Matthew Adam and Jacob Boedeker were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by ambulance personnel and then transported to St. Louis County Morgue by Lonning Funeral Home.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Matthew, Jacob, and Adam were wearing proper safety equipment while operating their motorcycles and at the time of the collision.

Matthew's 2011 Kawasaki, Jacob's 2005 Honda CBR 600, and Adam's 2005 Yamaha R1 all received total damages and were towed by Crash City. Pamela Love's 2013 Thomas Bus received extensive damages and was towed into bus depot parking lot by Skyline.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop C. The investigation into the crash is still pending and according to police, there is no traffic signal at the intersection.

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March 26, 2014

Fatal Rear-end Collision

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In Jefferson County, a Dittmer man is pronounced dead after a rear-end collision involving a dump truck and a motorcycle.

On March 10, 2014 at approximately 5:39 a.m., Michael Ross, age 44 of Rolla, Missouri was operating a 1998 Freightliner. Keith Christopher, age 27 of Dittmer, Missouri was operating a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle.

At that said date and time, both vehicles were traveling in the southbound direction on Missouri Route B and .10 of a mile north of Simpson Hill Road. The crash occurred as Michael slowed his vehicle on the roadway when Keith collided into the dump truck with his motorcycle.

Witnesses told investigators that a dump truck might have been involved as it was last seen going southbound on Highway B a few minutes earlier. The driver of the dump truck continued driving and left the scene of the crash but was later stopped by police. No arrests have been reported.

Keith Christopher was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Big River ambulance personnel and then transported to St. Louis County Morgue by the Schaefer Funeral Home. Michael Ross was uninjured and did not seek medical attention.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Keith Christopher was wearing proper safety equipment while operating his motorcycle and at the time of the collision.

Keith's 2006 Yamaha motorcycle received total damages and was towed by Northwest Towing. Michael Ross' 1998 Freightliner did not receive any damages in the rear-end collision and was driven from the scene of the crash.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop C and Crash Team 2.

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March 25, 2014

Four Teens Seriously Injured

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In Vernon County, four teenagers are seriously injured in a single-car crash.

On March 8, 2014 at approximately 10:45 p.m., Trevor Taylor, age 17 of Nevada, Missouri was operating a 1999 Chevrolet Truck along with passengers Dylon Heiserman, age 14 of Milo, Missouri, Bradyn Woods, age 14 of Nevada, Missouri and Brady Woods, age 11 of Nevada, Missouri.

At that said date and time, Trevor Taylor was traveling along Minie Ball Road and one mile west of Nevada, Missouri. The crash occurred as Trevor was driving at a high rate of speed when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and overturned.

Bradyn and Brady Woods received serious injuries and were both transported by air evacuation to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Dylon Heiserman also received serious injuries but was transported by a private vehicle to Nevada Regional Medical Center.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, none of the occupants inside the 1999 Chevrolet Truck were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Trevor's 1999 Chevrolet Truck received total damages and was removed from the scene by the owner.

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

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