Results tagged “serious injuries” from Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

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 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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June 17, 2014

Four Teenagers Injured in One Car Crash


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In Saline County, a driver attempted to merge onto I-70 and ran off the road causing the vehicle to overturn several times.

On June 16, 2014 at approximately 2:07 p.m., Jonathan Terhune, age 19 of Belton, Missouri was operating a 1996 Ford Explorer with passengers Brandi Bertleff, age 16 of Moscow Mills, Missouri, Faith Steele, age 18 of Shelbyville, Missouri, and Noah Williamson, age 18 of Moscow Mills, Missouri.

At that said date and time, Jonathan Terhune was traveling Northbound on US-65 Ramp to I-70. Jonathan attempted to merge onto I-70 and ran off the left side of the roadway. Jonathan's Explorer overturned several times.

Brandi Bertleff, and Faith Steele received serious injuries and were taken to University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Noah Williamson received Moderate injuries and was taken to Fitzgibbon Hospital by Sweet Springs EMS. Jonathan Terhune received moderate injuries and was taken by Saline County EMS to Fitzgibbon Hospital.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jonathan and Noah were the only two wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.

Jonathan's 1996 Ford Explorer received total damages and was towed by Don's Towing.

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

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May 22, 2014

A Car Crosses the Center Line into Two Motorcycles.


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In Moniteau County, a Car Crosses the Center-line into Two Motorcycles causing Serious Injuries.

On May 18th, 2014 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Melissa Felgar, age 30 of Booneville, Missouri was operating a 2011 Chevrolet HHR. Christopher Hord, age 41 of Columbia, Missouri was operating a 2010 Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Joshua McKee, age 28 from Bunceton, Missouri was operating a 2013 Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

At that said date and time, Melissa Felgar crossed the centerline on Route B. side swiping Christopher's motorcycle, and then colliding into Joshua's Motorcycle. Melissa then traveled off the right side of the roadway and came to a rest. Christopher came to a rest in the roadway, and Joshua was ejected from his motorcycle.

Joshua McKee suffered serious injuries and was transported by Staff for Life to University Hospital. Christopher Hord received moderate injuries and was taken by Mid-MO Ambulance to University Hospital. Melissa Felgar received minor injuries and was transported by Mid-Mo Ambulance to California, Missouri, Mid-Mo Ambulance Base.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, all were wearing or had safety devices on at the time of the accident.

Joshua's 2013 Harley Davidson Motorcycle was totaled and towed by Nash Towing. Christopher's 2010 Harley Davidson Motorcycle received Moderate damages and was towed by Nash Towing. Melissa's 2011 Chevrolet HHR received Moderate damages and was towed by Stockton Towing.

This crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop F and the Moniteau County Sheriff's Department, and Tipton Police Department.

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May 15, 2014

Fatal Head-on Collision

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In Osage County, a driver is killed and five others are injured after a head-on collision.

On May 1, 2014 at approximately 5:41 a.m., Norman Mehrhoff, age 60 of Bland, Missouri was operating a 1987 Ford Ranger. Christine Burnett, age 50 of Bland, Missouri was operating a 2013 Kia Sportage along with passengers Christopher Burnett, age 32 of Bland, Missouri, Andrew Johnson, age 37 of Bland, Missouri, Rhonda Vaugh, age 54 of Belle, Missouri, and Charles Buddemeyer, age 31 of Belle, Missouri.

At that said date and time, Norman Mehrhoff was traveling in the southbound direction while Christine Burnett was traveling in the northbound direction on Missouri 89 and 2.6 miles south of Missouri Route D. The crash occurred as Norman's vehicle crossed the center line and collided with Christine's vehicle head-on.

Norman Mehrhoff was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Osage County Coroner, Lois Jaegers, and then transported to Sassman's Funeral Home in Belle, Missouri. Charles Buddemeyer received serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Phelps Regional Hospital. Rhonda Vaughn received serious injuries and was flown by Staff For Life to the University Hospital. Christine Burnett received moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Capital Regional Hospital. Andrew Johnson received moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Mary's Hospital. Christopher Burnett sustained minor injuries where he received medical treatment at the scene and refused transport.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, it is unknown whether or not Norman Mehrhoff, Charles Buddemeyer, and Andrew Johnson were wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision. However, Christine and Christopher Burnett were wearing their seat belt whereas Rhonda Vaughn was not wearing a seat belt at the time.

Norman's 1987 Ford Ranger received total damages and was towed by Owens' Towing. Christine's 2014 Kia Sportage received extensive damages and was towed by Cook's Towing.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop F and the Osage County Sheriff's Department. This is Troop F's 1st fatality for the month of May and 16th fatality for 2014.

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May 13, 2014

Two Teenagers Seriously Injured

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In Randolph County, two teenagers receive serious injuries as a result of another vehicle attempting to cross US 63 and entering their lane of traffic.

On April 27, 2014 at approximately 6:25 p.m., Brandon Thomas, age 17 of Excello, Missouri was operating a 1992 Jeep Cherokee along with passenger Michael Garner, age 18 of Jacksonville, Missouri. Betty Taylor-Yount, age 55 of Cairo, Missouri was operating a 2007 Ford Explorer.

At that said date and time, Brandon Thomas was traveling in the southbound direction while Betty Taylor-Yount was traveling in the eastbound direction on US 63 and Missouri Route Z. The crash occurred as Betty attempted to cross US-63 and traveled into the path of Brandon's vehicle and then colliding with his vehicle.

Brandon Thomas and Michael Garner both received serious injuries from the collision and were transported by Randolph County ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Betty Taylor-Yount received serious injuries and was transported by Adair County ambulance to the University Hospital.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, neither Brandon nor Michael was wearing a seat belt during the time of the collision.

Betty Taylor-Yount's 2007 Ford Explorer and Brandon Thomas' 1992 Jeep Cherokee received total damages. Both vehicles were towed by Prather's Towing.

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

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May 12, 2014

Six Injured in Head-on Collision

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In Lewis County, six people are injured as a result of a head-on collision which caused one vehicle to overturn several times.

On April 26, 2014 at approximately 10:45 p.m., Brooklyn Myers, age 19 of Knox City, Missouri was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt along with passenger Amiya Smith, newborn. Dale Hartsock, age 37 of Labelle, Missouri was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Pickup along with passengers; Cory Leach, age 36 of Quincy, Illinois, Joseph Chatfield, age 27 of Labelle, Missouri, Matthew Norcross, age 23 of Labelle, Missouri, and Kendall Zajac, age 23 of Ursa, Illinois.

At that said date and time, Brooklyn Myers was traveling in the northbound direction while Dale Hartsock was traveling in the southbound direction on Missouri Route D and one mile south of Labelle, Missouri. The crash occurred as Brooklyn crossed the center line and collided with Dale's vehicle head-on. After impact, Dale's vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned several times. Kendall Zajac, Matthew Norcross, and Joseph Chatfield were ejected from the vehicle.

Dale Hartsock, Joseph Chatfield, and Matthew Norcross sustained serious injuries from the crash whereas Kendall Zajac and Cory Leach received moderate injuries. Dale Hartsock and his four passengers were transported to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. Brooklyn Myers received moderate injuries and was transported to Blessing Hospital.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Amiya Smith was uninjured and was the only participant involved that was wearing a seat belt during the collision.

Brooklyn's 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt received total damages and was later removed from the scene of the crash by a friend. Dale Hartsock's 2007 Chevrolet Pickup received total damages and was towed by Robert's Garage in Durham, Missouri.

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

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May 9, 2014

Tree Collision Kills Driver and Seriously Injures Passenger

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In Miller County, two males of Eldon, Missouri are involved in a collision with a tree that kills the driver and seriously injures the passenger.

On April 26, 2014 at approximately 10:41 p.m., Christopher Young, age 26 of Eldon, Missouri was operating a 2014 GMC Denali along with passenger Colin Campbell, age 26 of Eldon, Missouri.

At that said date and time, Christopher Young was traveling in the northbound direction along Missouri Route D and at Riddle Road. The crash occurred as Christopher's vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, over corrected, and then traveled off the left side of the roadway, colliding with a tree.

Christopher Young was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Miller County coroner, Rick Callahan, and then transported to Hedges Funeral Home in Kaiser, Missouri. Colin Campbell received serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, neither Christopher Young nor Colin Campbell was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.

Christopher's 2014 GMC Denali received total damages and was towed by Hi-Tech Towing.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop F. This is Troop F's 6th fatality for the month of April and 15th fatality for the year of 2014.

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May 8, 2014

Five Seriously Injured in Tree Collision

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In Mississippi County, five people of East Prairie, Missouri sustained serious injuries after their vehicle traveled off the roadway and collided with a tree.

On April 26, 2014 at approximately 6:32 p.m., Adle Clark, age 45 of East Prairie, Missouri was operating a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo along with passengers; Rodele Clark (3), Damya (6) and Rhianna (5) Norman, and Tyshti Hollingsworth (6).

At that said date and time, Adle Clark was traveling in the northbound direction on Missouri Highway 102 and 12 miles south of East Prairie, Missouri. The crash occurred when Adle failed to operate the vehicle and traveled off the roadway, colliding into a tree.

Rodele Clark, Rhianna Norman, and Tyshti Hollingsworth received serious injuries and were transported by air evacuation to Lebonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Tyshti Hollingsworth sustained serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Later, Tyshti was transported by air evacuation to Lebonheur Children's Hospital. Adle Clark also received serious injuries and was transported by air evacuation to Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, all participants and minors inside the vehicle, except for Tyshti Hollingsworth, was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.

Adle Clark's 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo received total damages and was towed by D & K Wrecker.

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

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May 7, 2014

Fatal Passenger-side Collision

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In Cass County, the occupant inside a vehicle is killed after the vehicle drove into the path of oncoming traffic and caused another vehicle to collide into its passenger-side.

On April 26, 2014 at approximately 10:41 a.m., Richard Sanders, age 77 of Cleveland, Missouri was operating a 2009 Cadillac along with Laveta Sanders, age 77. Dale Aksamit, age 20 of Cleveland, Missouri was operating a 1998 Dodge 1500.

At that said date and time, Richard Sanders was traveling in the westbound direction while Dale Aksamit was traveling in the southbound direction on Missouri Route D and Missouri Route 2. The crash occurred as Richard attempted to cross Route D when Dale's vehicle collided into the passenger-side of his vehicle. Both vehicles traveled off the right side of the roadway.

Laveta Sanders was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Harrisonville County Fire Chief, Thomas Ratterman. Laveta Sanders was then transported to Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office. Richard Sanders received serious injuries and was transported to Research 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. Also indicated in the crash report, Dale Aksamit was uninjured and did not seek medical attention.

Dale Aksamit's 1998 Dodge 1500 and Richard Sanders' 2009 Cadillac received total damages. Both vehicles were towed by Lazer Tow.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop A. This is Troop A's 20th fatality.

On April 30, 2014, Richard Sanders passed away as a result of the auto-crash.

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May 6, 2014

Four-vehicle Crash Injures Three and Killed One

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In Laclede County, four vehicles were involved in a crash that injured three and killed one.

On April 25, 2014 at approximately 9:20 p.m., James Coleman, age 59 of Lebanon, Missouri was operating a 1993 Lexus TS along with passenger Bryant Long, age 49 of Lebanon, Missouri. Angela Even, age 44 of Lebanon, Missouri was operating a 2013 Ford Focus. Dalton Stuckey, age 18 of Lebanon, Missouri was operating a 1988 Dodge Ram. Kevin Taylor, age 27 of Kansas City, Missouri was operating a 1996 GMC Truck.

At that said date and time, Angela Even and Kevin Taylor were traveling in the westbound direction while James Coleman and Dalton Stuckey were traveling in the eastbound direction on Missouri Highway 64 and .5 mile east of Missouri Highway AA.
The crash occurred as James Coleman's vehicle crossed the center line and collided with Kevin Taylor and then Angela Even head-on. Then Dalton's vehicle collided head-on with Kevin Taylor in the roadway.

James Coleman was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by coroner, Steve Murrell, and then transported to the Holman Funeral Home in Lebanon, Missouri. James' passenger, Bryant Long, received serious injuries and was air-lifted by Mercy Air ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Dalton Stuckey received serious injuries and was air-lifted by Mercy Air ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Angela Even received minor injuries and was transported by Mercy ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon, Missouri.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Dalton Stuckey was the only occupant to have not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.

James Coleman's 1993 Lexus TS and Angela Evens' 2013 Ford Focus both received total damages and were both towed by New Generation Towing. Dalton Stuckey's 1988 Dodge Ram and Kevin Taylor's 1996 GMC Truck both received total damages and were towed by C & S Towing.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop I. This is Troop I's 4th fatality crash.

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May 5, 2014

Columbia Fatal Head-on Collision

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In Boone County, the death of a 19-year-old is a result from a head-on collision.

On April 24, 2014 at approximately 7:11 a.m., Briana Forrest, age 19 of Ashland, Missouri was operating a 2014 Dodge Avenger. Trudy Lakes, age 34 of Columbia, Missouri was operating a 2009 Ford Expedition.

At that said date and time, Briana was traveling in the westbound direction while Trudy was traveling in the southbound direction on US 63 at Peterson Lane. The crash occurred as Briana was crossing US 63 from Forsee Road and failed to yield to Trudy's vehicle. Trudy's vehicle collided with the passenger side of Briana's vehicle.

Briana Forrest sustained serious injuries and was transported in critical condition to University Hospital. Later, Dr. Brown on University Hospital pronounced Briana Forrest as dead. Trudy Lakes received serious injuries and was life-flighted to University Hospital and then later transported to Women's and Children's Hospital.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Briana Forrest was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the collision.

Both vehicles received total damages and were towed by Carl's Towing of Columbia, Missouri.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop F. This is Troop F's 5th fatality for April and 14th fatality for 2014.

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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 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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