Pettis County Head-On Collision Causes Moderate to Serious Injuries

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When one driver lost control, he crossed over the centerline and crashed into oncoming traffic causing moderate to serious injuries for himself and his victim in Pettis County.

On December 12, 2012 at approximately 1:00 A.M., 23-year-old Scott Campbell from Marshall, Missouri was heading northbound on US 65 south of Grave Avenue in Sedalia, Missouri in a 2003 Chevrolet. At said time and place, Douglass Schouten, age 45, from Green Ridge, Missouri was heading southbound in a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. Neither driver had passengers at this time.

The crash occurred when Campbell lost control of his vehicle and crossed over the centerline, crashing into Schouten. Campbell had his seatbelt on at the time of this crash, and Schouten did not.

Campbell, the at-fault driver, suffered moderate injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash to Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia, Missouri. Schouten suffered serious injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash to Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia.

Campbell’s Chevrolet received extensive damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Don’s Truck Towing of Sedalia, Missouri. Schouten’s Impala also received extensive damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Don’s Truck Towing.

This investigation was led by Trooper D. C. Belardo and assisted by Corporal R. S. Smith and the Sedalia Police Department.

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