Failure to Stop Causes Injuries on Route YY in Saline County

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When one driver failed to stop at a stop sign on Route YY in Saline County, he crashed into oncoming traffic and caused moderate to serious injuries for the victim driver and his passenger.

On April 30, 2012 at approximately 4:00 P.M., 24-year-old Russell Long from Marshall, Missouri was heading east in a 2001 Dodge on Route YY at 200th Road in Saline County. At said time and place, John Goodman, age 46, from Sweet Springs, Missouri was heading south and operating a 2006 Dodge. Goodman had one passenger – Stephanie Goodman, age 43, from Sweet Springs, Missouri.

The crash occurred when Long failed to stop at a stop sign. He crashed into Goodman’s vehicle on the front passenger side. Goodman’s vehicle overturned and came to rest on its top.

Victim driver John Goodman suffered moderate injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash by Saline County EMS to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall, Missouri. John Goodman’s passenger, Stephanie Goodman, suffered serious injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash by Saline County EMS to Fitzgibbon Hospital. She was then transported by air ambulance to University of Columbia Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri.

Russell’s vehicle received minor damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Cadwell’s Towing of Marshall, Missouri. Goodman’s vehicle received total damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Cadwell’s Towing.

This investigation continues and is led by Trooper L. Dancy and assisted by Saline County Deputies and Marshall Police Department. Charges are pending.

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