Three Injured in Dekalb County Crash

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When one driver slid onto Route EE in Dekalb County, he crashed into oncoming traffic and caused minor to moderate injuries for the driver and his passengers.

On May 2, 2012 at approximately 10:30 A.M., 76-year-old Frank Kawakami from Cameron, Missouri was heading east on Route EE four miles north of Cameron while operating a 2005 Ford pick-up. At said time, Joseph Smith, age 29, from Cameron, Missouri was heading south on Gridley Road in a 1993 Dodge. Smith had two passengers – John Whitmore, age 31, from Cameron, Missouri and Tracy Whitmore, age 26, from Cameron, Missouri.

The crash occurred when Kawakami slid onto Route EE. Smith attempted to avoid collision then crashed into Kawakami in the southbound lane. Kawakami’s vehicle came to rest on Route EE. Smith’s vehicle came to rest facing south off the west side of the roadway.

Victim driver John Smith suffered minor injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash to Cameron Regional Medical Center by Cameron Ambulance Service. Passenger John Whitmore suffered minor injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash to Cameron Regional Medical Center by Cameron Ambulance Service. Passenger Tracy Whitmore suffered moderate injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash to Cameron Regional Medical Center by Cameron Ambulance Service.

Kawakami’s vehicle received moderate damage and was driven from the scene of the crash. Smith’s vehicle received extensive damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Scotty’s Carriage Works of Cameron, Missouri.

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