Baby Killed in Head-on Collision

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In Sullivan County, a baby is killed after the at-fault driver crossed the center line and collided with their vehicle head-on.

On January 31, 2014 at approximately 2:05 p.m., Scott Popeko, age 45 of Milan, Missouri was operating a 2000 Kenworth Tractor Trailer. Angela Lang, age 27 of Hamburg, Iowa was operating a 2006 Chrysler 300 along with her baby, Wyatt.

At that said date and time, Scott Popeko was traveling in the westbound direction while Angela Lang was traveling in the eastbound direction on Missouri Highway 6 and one mile west of Green City. The crash occurred as Scott crossed the center line and collided with Angela’s vehicle head-on.

Wyatt was in critical condition and transported by Sullivan County ambulance to Northeast Regional Hospital and later pronounced dead by Dr. Konie at the University Hospital. Angela Lang received moderate injuries and was transported by Sullivan County ambulance to Northeast Regional Hospital. Scott Popeko received minor injuries and was transported by a private vehicle to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital.

Angela’s 2006 Chrysler 300 received total damages and Scott Popeko’s 2000 Kenworth Tractor Trailer received extensive damages. Both vehicles were towed by Dunlap’s Towing.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop B, MSHP Major Crash Investigation Team, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, Adair County ambulance, Sullivan County ambulance, Milan Rural Fire Department, and the Green City Rural Fire Department.

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