Teenage Driver Causes Head-On Collision

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When one driver was passing other northbound vehicles on Highway 5 in Morgan County, he crashed into oncoming traffic and caused moderate to serious injuries for himself and victims.

On May 17, 2012 at approximately 8:30 P.M., 19-year-old Christopher White from Versailles, Missouri was heading south on Highway 5 half a mile south of Versailles in Morgan County while operating a 1994 Ford. White had one passenger – Anthony Blacksten, age 15, from Stover, Missouri. At said time and place, Derek Garvin, age 20, from Versailles, Missouri was heading north in a 2003 Ford.

The crash occurred when Garvin was passing other northbound vehicles on Highway 5. He crashed into Garvin’s vehicle in a head-on collision.

White suffered serious injuries as a result of this crash. He was transported from the scene to Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Missouri. White’s passenger, Blacksten, suffered moderate injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash to University Hospital by Staff for Life. The victim, Garvin, suffered serious injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash to University Hospital by Staff for Life.

White’s vehicle received total damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by D & R Towing of Versailles, Missouri. Garvin’s vehicle received total damage and was towed from the scene by D & R Towing.

This investigation was led by Corporal T. R. Propst.

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