Missouri Highway Crashes

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Jefferson City Crash Leads to Highway Closing
A head-on crash in Jefferson City, MO temporarily closed Highway 30 on Saturday, February 13. Harrison Lane, 44, was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 30 around 1:40 am. Virgil Isaak, 68, tried to swerve and avoid Lane, but began skidding, and hit Lane head-on. Isaak was taken to St. Anthony’s hospital in Jefferson City, and Lane was airlifted to Barnes Jewish Hospital. Both were in serious condition. Both vehicles suffered total damage.

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Mt. Vernon Collision Causes Driver Serious Injuries
Melvin Owens, 71, was traveling southbound on MO Highway 37 in a 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup. Jose Rivera turned across the highway and into the path of Owens. Owens swerved and tried to miss Rivera, but still struck the front bumper of Rivera’s 2003 Ford Windstar Van. Owens was taken by helicopter to St. John’s in Springfield in serious condition, and his passenger, Frank Owens, 67, was taken by ambulance to Cox hospital in moderate condition.

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Joplin, MO Police Chase Leads to Injury for Driver, Occupant
Boyd Damet, 26, of Joplin, MO was trying to flee from the Joplin Police Department patrollers struck two other cars and injured himself as well as the occupant of his vehicle Monday evening. Damet, who cause for fleeing from police officers is unknown, was failed to stop at a stop sign while traveling on Mo Highway 66. After failing to stop, Damet, driving a 2001 Ford Mustang, hit first a 1998 Dodge Ram, driven by Bradley McCoy and then a 2001 Toyota Highlander, driven by James Felker. The drivers and occupants of those cars were not harmed. Damet was taken to Freeman Hospital West with moderate injuries, and his passenger, Marcayla Ackerson, 18, was taken to Freeman Hospital.

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