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St. James, Missouri in Phelps County-

A Missouri State Highway Patrol report confirms that two men were killed in a terrible head-on collision on Highway 68 in Phelps County.

The accident occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Sunday November 5th, 2017. The location was on Highway 68 approximately one and a half miles south of Highway 8.

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A Pettis County resident was injured in a four-vehicle traffic crash in Lafayette County on Sunday.

According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred as a northbound vehicle, driven by 44-year-old Joaquin Vasquez-Gutierrez, of Sedalia, reportedly struck the rear of another northbound vehicle, driven by 63-year-old James Middleton, of Independence, which reportedly caused Vasquez’s vehicle to cross the center line and into the path of a south bound vehicle, driven by 20-year-old Morgan Hightree, of Jameson.

Hightree’s vehicle traveled off the roadway after striking the Vasquez vehicle, where another southbound vehicle, driven by 21-year-old Taylor Case, of Alma, reportedly also struck the Vasquez vehicle.

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Jefferson City, Missouri – A Tuscumbia woman was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after crashing her car and seriously injuring her passenger.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report #170693576 states, Kendra Vaughan, 20, of Tuscumbia, was driving northbound on Route B, just south of Moreau River. The report states that Vaughan drove off of the right side of Route B crashing into a concrete traffic barrier.

A passenger riding in the car, Amy McDonald, 20, of Holts Summit, was ejected and sustained serious injuries.

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Dixon, Missouri –

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report and several others, Christopher M. Roach, 47, of Dixon, was traveling southbound on Highway 133 in Maries County on Sunday afternoon at approximately 4:40 p.m. He was driving a 2000 Chevrolet truck.

A northbound 2013 Dodge Challenger, driven by John R. Maynard, 19, of St. James Missouri, reportedly crossed the centerline of Highway 133 and struck Christopher’s truck in a head-on collision. The accident occurred about 2 miles north of Brinktown.

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Friday, September 29th, 2017

Harrisburg, Missouri- When the sound of ambulances and fire trucks ring through the air, it can literally take your breath away. Instant prayers go out by the hundreds following the first responders to the scene of an accident.

Many of us are now mourning the loss of a great man, Brian Simpson of Harrisburg, Missouri.

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MONETT, Mo. – Three people are injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 60 at Barry County Farm Road 1100 east of Monett.

State troopers say 46-year-old Daniel Gulley of Springfield was westbound in a Freightliner box truck at 6:48 a.m. Wednesday, when he attempted to turn left in front of an eastbound SUV, and struck the vehicle, being driven by 24-year-old Marvin Flores-Casimiro of Verona.

Two occupants in the SUV, one-year-old Sasha Flores and 27-year-old Beatriz Juarez, both of Verona, were airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for treatment of moderate and serious injuries, respectively. Neither were wearing seat belts, according to the report.

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Camdenton, MO-

Donna Evans, 77, of Climate Springs Missouri, was airlifted by the Staff For Life Helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia, for treatment of serious injuries she suffered in a serious car crash on Saturday September 16th 2017, just before 2:00 p.m. on US Highway 54 at Route A in Camden County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report, a 2015 Ford Escape driven by William Evans, 89, also of Climate Springs Missouri, failed to yield to a 2006 Jeep Liberty driven by Amanda Newman, 28, of Camdenton Missouri. Donna Evans was a passenger in the Ford Escape.

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The year 2016 marks the deadliest year on US Highways in almost 10 years, with an estimated 40,000 fatalities.

A recent study conducted by the vehicle tracking company, Geotab, identifies the most dangerous highways in each state, based on fatality rates. In Missouri, the deadliest highway was U.S. 63 Highway, a north-south highway that passes through Columbia and Jefferson City. In Kansas, the study found the deadliest highway was Interstate 70.

Geotab pulls statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration, and adjusts the data for average daily traffic counts.

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Bonner Springs, Kansas-

The crash occurred about ten miles west of Kansas City, Kansas, on Tuesday July 11th 2017 at approximately 2:30p.m., in the westbound lanes of I-70, approximately two miles east of a construction zone at the Kansas Turnpike’s Eastern Terminal. The crash closed the highway in both directions for about two hours, according to reports.

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June 5th, at approximately 6:00PM, 25-year-old Asher Kimbrough was riding on the roof of 26-year-old Jacob Gerhard’s 2008 GMC Acadia. Kimbrough fell off of the roof of the Acadia and landed in the roadway. Kimbrough was transported to Moberly Regional Hospital, where he was quickly pronounced deceased.

Being that Jacob Gerhard was operating the vehicle, he was arrested and taken to the Randolph County Jail. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Arrest Report, Gerhard was charged with a felony DWI- resulting in death of another person, careless and imprudent driving resulting in a crash, as well as possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana.

This incident was investigated by CPL Quinn, #937, and assisted by MSGT Mattingly, #587, SGT Meyers, #1183, Randolph County Sheriff’s department and Randolph County Ambulance.