April 24, 2014

Passenger Seriously Injured in Ozark Crash

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In Ozark County, the passenger inside a vehicle is seriously injured after the driver ran off the roadway and traveled into a ditch.

On April 21, 2014 at approximately 5:45 p.m., Silas Davis, age 27 of Mountain View, Missouri was operating a 1973 International 1210 pickup truck along with passenger Ember Coolbaugh, age 20 of West Plains, Missouri.

At that said date and time, Silas was traveling in the eastbound direction on Missouri Route CC and south of Missouri Route 181 in Dora, Missouri. The crash occurred when Silas neglected to operate the vehicle properly and caused the vehicle to run off the roadway, causing them to collide with a ditch.

Ember Coolbaugh and Silas Davis received serious injuries and were both transported by air evacuation to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, neither Silas Davis nor Ember Coolbaugh was wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash.

Silas Davis' 1973 International 1210 pickup truck received total damages and was towed by Dukes of Caulfield.

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

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April 23, 2014

Motorcycle Crash Ejects Driver

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In Boone County, the driver operating a motorcycle is ejected after the at-fault vehicle crossed into his passing lane.

On April 21, 2014 at approximately 4:45 p.m., Kathleen Dunn, age 20 of Springfield, Missouri was operating a 2009 Infinity G37. Brandon Irwin, age 29 of Fulton, Missouri was operating a 1999 Buell motorcycle.

At that said date and time, both vehicles were traveling in the southbound direction on US 63 and at Rolling Hills Road. The crash occurred as Kathleen entered US 63 southbound and attempted to cross both lanes of traffic to get into the j-turn lane. Kathleen's vehicle crossed into the passing lane when Brandon Irwin's motorcycle collided into the rear-end of her vehicle. From the collision, Brandon was ejected from his motorcycle.

Brandon Irwin received serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to the University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Kathleen Dunn was uninjured and did not seek medical attention.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kathleen was wearing her seat belt and Brandon was wearing safety equipment at the time of the collision.

Brandon Irwin's 1999 Buell motorcycle received total damages and was towed by Slate Towing. Kathleen Dunn's 2009 Infinity G37 received minor damages and was able to drive from the scene of the crash.

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

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April 22, 2014

Fatality Caused by Wrong-way Driver

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In Franklin County, a young man is killed after the driver attempted to avoid a wrong-way collision with another vehicle and left the roadway, causing the vehicle to overturn and eject the young man.

On April 20, 2014 at approximately 5:40 a.m., Shah Virkram, age 33 of Bronx, New York was operating a 2011 Kenworth Tractor. Gurpreet Kailey, age 29 of Little Falls, New Jersey was the passenger inside Virkram Shah's vehicle. The identification of the wrong-way driver is currently unknown and under investigation.

At that said date and time, Shah was traveling in the eastbound direction on I-44 at the 229.4 mile marker. The crash occurred as Shah noticed the wrong-way vehicle approaching and attempted to avoid a head-on collision with the other vehicle. Shah traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned. His passenger, Gurpreet, was ejected from the vehicle.

Gurpreet Kailey was pronounced dead by Franklin County medical examiner, Major Mike Copeland, and then transported to the St. Louis County Morgue by Russell Funeral Home Service. Virkram Shah received minor injuries and was transported by Missouri Baptist ambulance to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Gurpreet Kailey was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

Virkram Shah's 2011 Kenworth Tractor received total damages and was towed by I-44 Towing.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Crash Patrol and with the assistance of Troop D. Investigation still pending.

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April 21, 2014

Motorcycle Crash Involves Serious Injuries

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In Greene County, two men are seriously injured after a crash that caused them to be ejected from their motorcycles.

On April 19, 2014 at approximately 9:35 p.m., John Thaemlitz, age 43 of Willard, Missouri was operating a 2000 Confederate motorcycle. Joshua Ummel, age 39 of Ash Grove, Missouri was operating a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

At that said date and time, both motorcycles were traveling in the southbound direction on Richland Road and 7 miles north of Springfield, Missouri. The crash occurred as John Thaemlitz slowed to make a right turn when Joshua Ummel collided with the rear-end of his motorcycle. As a result from the collision, both men were ejected from their motorcycles.

John Thaemlitz received serious injuries and was air-lifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Joshua Ummel also received serious injuries and was transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Joshua Ummel was not wearing proper safety equipment while operating his motorcycle.

Joshua Ummel's 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle received extensive damages and John Thaemlitz's 2000 Confederate motorcycle was undamaged in the collision. Both motorcycles were towed by All Night Towing of Springfield, Missouri.

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

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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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