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Friday, September 29th, 2017

Harrisburg, Missouri- When the sound of ambulances and fire trucks ring through the air, it can literally take your breath away. Instant prayers go out by the hundreds following the first responders to the scene of an accident.

Many of us are now mourning the loss of a great man, Brian Simpson of Harrisburg, Missouri.

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MONETT, Mo. – Three people are injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 60 at Barry County Farm Road 1100 east of Monett.

State troopers say 46-year-old Daniel Gulley of Springfield was westbound in a Freightliner box truck at 6:48 a.m. Wednesday, when he attempted to turn left in front of an eastbound SUV, and struck the vehicle, being driven by 24-year-old Marvin Flores-Casimiro of Verona.

Two occupants in the SUV, one-year-old Sasha Flores and 27-year-old Beatriz Juarez, both of Verona, were airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for treatment of moderate and serious injuries, respectively. Neither were wearing seat belts, according to the report.

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Donna Evans, 77, of Climate Springs Missouri, was airlifted by the Staff For Life Helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia, for treatment of serious injuries she suffered in a serious car crash on Saturday September 16th 2017, just before 2:00 p.m. on US Highway 54 at Route A in Camden County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report, a 2015 Ford Escape driven by William Evans, 89, also of Climate Springs Missouri, failed to yield to a 2006 Jeep Liberty driven by Amanda Newman, 28, of Camdenton Missouri. Donna Evans was a passenger in the Ford Escape.

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The year 2016 marks the deadliest year on US Highways in almost 10 years, with an estimated 40,000 fatalities.

A recent study conducted by the vehicle tracking company, Geotab, identifies the most dangerous highways in each state, based on fatality rates. In Missouri, the deadliest highway was U.S. 63 Highway, a north-south highway that passes through Columbia and Jefferson City. In Kansas, the study found the deadliest highway was Interstate 70.

Geotab pulls statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration, and adjusts the data for average daily traffic counts.

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June 5th, at approximately 6:00PM, 25-year-old Asher Kimbrough was riding on the roof of 26-year-old Jacob Gerhard’s 2008 GMC Acadia. Kimbrough fell off of the roof of the Acadia and landed in the roadway. Kimbrough was transported to Moberly Regional Hospital, where he was quickly pronounced deceased.

Being that Jacob Gerhard was operating the vehicle, he was arrested and taken to the Randolph County Jail. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Arrest Report, Gerhard was charged with a felony DWI- resulting in death of another person, careless and imprudent driving resulting in a crash, as well as possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana.

This incident was investigated by CPL Quinn, #937, and assisted by MSGT Mattingly, #587, SGT Meyers, #1183, Randolph County Sheriff’s department and Randolph County Ambulance.

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Trenton Missouri-

The town of Trenton Missouri is mourning today due to a single car accident that has claimed the lives of four from Trenton, three of them are siblings.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol report states the accident occurred on Highway 190, approximately one half mile west of the Grundy – Daviess County line.

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JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI –

Fatalities caused by drivers on Missouri highways have officially hit a 3 year low for the holiday weekend.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, only three people died in crashes on Missouri roadways this year. In 2015 there were 8 deaths and in 2016 there were 13 deaths on Missouri highways over the same holiday weekend.

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At approximately 9:00 pm on Sunday May 14th, two Bunceton natives were severely injured in an auto accident involving two vehicles on Route F at Old Concord Road.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the collision occurred as a vehicle driven by Nicholas Aterberry, age 30, of Boonville, was traveling north and had neglected to stop at a stop sign. Aterberry’s failure to stop caused him to strike a vehicle heading east that was being driven by Bunceton resident, Terry Luster, age 50, and accompanied by passenger Sheryl Luster, age 48.

Nicholas Aterberry endured moderate injuries while Terry and Sheryl Luster’s injuries were reported as serious.

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April 24th at 5:25 PM, on Highway 291 at the south junction of Route 58, Farren Boley, 59, of Blue Springs, Missouri, was killed in an auto accident while operating his 1994 Harley Davidson.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Boley was traveling northbound, while a 2014 Ford Focus driven by Darrel Baylock, 41, of Chilohowee, merged from the left lane into the path of Mr. Boley.

Mr. Boley’s Harley Davidson then collided with Mr. Baylock’s Ford Focus causing Mr. Boley to be ejected from his motorcycle, which then struck a stopped 1999 Pontiac Sunfire that was traveling west. The Pontiac Sunfire was driven by Liam McElroy, 24, of Peculiar, Missouri.

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Jefferson City Police Department’s Traffic Unit, regarding a motorcycle accident in the 700 block of Clark Avenue in Jefferson City, Missouri.  A report stated two people were involved in a serious motorcycle crash and were lying in the street.

The motorcycle’s driver, Shawn Cochran, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, Morrigan Carpenter, 31, of Columbia, was found conscious but sustained serious injuries. Morrigan Carpenter was transported to the University Hospital in Columbia, then was reported as being flown to Barnes Hospital, in St. Louis.