While driving northbound on highway 25, 65 year old Herschell D. Sloan crossed the center line, crashing head-on into a 2004 Buick driven by Pearl F. Thornton (79 year old woman of Gideon) who was traveling southbound on 25.
Collision ended in death for Sloan (driver of northbound vehicle) as well as serious injuries for other passengers in the vehicle who included his wife, 56 year old Carolyn S. Sloan and Shon White (41), both of Parma. The crash also resulted in serious injury for driver of secondary car, Pearl F. Thornton, who was struck head on by Sloan’s vehicle.
Traffic on Highway 25 was re-routed for well over an hour as emergency vehicles and debris crowded the highway. Helicopters took Thornton and Carolyn Sloan to a Cape Girardeau medical facility for immediate treatment. Herschell Sloan was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the only patron in either vehicle wearing a safety device was Thornton.
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