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The crash that claimed Bud Macrander’s life,  happened on Sunday, November 1st, 2015, at approximately 12:20 p.m., in Holt County.

Harold V. (Bud) Macrander, 60, of Forest City, Missouri, was being towed on a 1989 homemade, three wheel motorcycle, in an attempt to start the motorcycle. Mr. Macrander was being towed northbound on MO-111 in Forest City, by a 1994 Ford F150 pickup truck, driven by Scottie L. Grishow, 47, also of Forest City.

The crash occurred as the three wheel motorcycle started. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Report, upon starting, the motorcycle’s throttle was stuck open and overtook Scottie Grishow and the Ford F150 truck. Since the vehicles were still connected by the towing device, the motorcycle slammed into the left front of the truck, flipping and throwing Mr. Macrander off of the left side of the motorcycle.

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A multi-vehicle accident on I-70 Tuesday morning, has left two drivers dead and 5 more with serious injuries.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol report states the accident involved three tractor trailers, three pick up trucks and an SUV. It occured around 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday October 27th, on Interstate 70 at Kingdom City.

032114.jpgIn Franklin County, one person is killed and a young boy is seriously injured as a result of a three-car collision.

On March 7, 2014 at approximately 9:18 p.m., Jael Clem, age 38 of Pacific, Missouri was operating a 2010 Audi Q5 along with passenger, Yasmin Clem, age 11. Gregory Light, age 49 of Catawissa, Missouri was operating a 2007 Dodge Caliber. Edward Fox, age 23 of Pacific, Missouri was operating a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic.

At that said date and time, Jael Clem and Edward Fox were both traveling in the eastbound direction while Gregory Light was traveling in the westbound direction on Missouri Route O and just west of Jefferson Street. The crash occurred as Jael was traveling behind Edward’s vehicle and attempted to pass Edward on Route O. The front of Jael’s vehicle collided head-on with Gregory’s vehicle as he was traveling westbound along Route O. The impact from the head-on collision caused Jael’s vehicle to overturn and come to a rest on its top. Gregory then traveled off the left side of the roadway.

032014.jpegIn Pettis County, a couple is pronounced dead as a result of a head-on collision that occurred when the vehicle became disabled due to a prior crash.

On March 6, 2014 at approximately 10:20 p.m., Eldon Coleman, age 67 of Sedalia, Missouri was operating a 2005 Nissan along with wife, Melissa Coleman, age 67. Dale Carmichael, age 63 of Booneville, Missouri was operating a 2000 Freightliner.

At that said date and time, Eldon Coleman was traveling in the eastbound direction while Dale Carmichael was traveling in the southbound direction on Missouri 65 at Highway J. The crash occurred as Eldon’s vehicle became disabled in the southbound lanes of Highway 65 due to a prior crash. Dale then collided with Eldon’s vehicle head-on.

010114.jpgIn Montgomery County, two participants are involved in a head-on collision that results in serious injuries.

On December 8, 2013 at approximately 3:50 p.m., Kara Bounds, age 26 of Berger, Missouri was operating a 2010 Nissan Sentra. Ann Rathert, age 63 of O’Fallon, Missouri was operating a 2004 Honda Accord.

At that said date and time, Kara Bounds was traveling in the southbound direction while Ann Rathert was traveling in the northbound direction on Missouri Highway 19 and .6 miles south of I-70. The collision occurred as Kara Bounds traveled across the center of the roadway and collided with Ann’s vehicle head-on.

122813.jpgIn Ray County, three participants in a head-on collision are seriously injured.

On December 6, 2013 at approximately 12:00 p.m., Jared Payne, age 33 of Kansas City, Missouri was operating a 2013 Ford along with Melissa Leverknight, age 32 of Kansas City, Missouri. Christina Desselle, age 47 of Richmond, Missouri was operating a 2003 Pontiac.

At that said date and time, Jared Payne was traveling in the eastbound direction while Christina Desselle was traveling in the westbound direction on Missouri Highway 10 at Ridgeway Drive. The crash occurred as Jared Payne crossed the center line and traveled into the westbound lanes of oncoming traffic and collided with Christina’s vehicle head-on.

pedestrian.jpgIn Clay County, a pedestrian is killed along northbound I-35.

On December 3, 2013 at approximately 5:10 p.m., Domonique Clark, age 21 of Kansas City, Missouri was operating a 2007 Gillig Bus along with Kelyn Marion, age 24 of Liberty, Missouri.

At that said date and time, Domonique was traveling in the northbound direction on I-35 and .1 miles north of I-29. The collision occurred as Charles Turman was walking along northbound I-35 when Domonique’s vehicle collided into him.

On May 16, 2013, A.W. Smith Law Firm Marketing Director Julie McDermott received an award from the Columbia, Missouri police department for her assistance with the investigation of a bank robbery in June 2012. A few days after the bank robbery occurred, Ms. McDermott was taking a walk and notified police when she saw a bag of clothing that matched the news description of what the robber was wearing at the time of the robbery. The evidence found in the bag led to more evidence that helped move the stalled investigation forward quickly.

When the suspect was located in St. Louis and arrested, he was in a house with a few other people, one of whom was wanted and arrested for murder.

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In Franklin County, three passengers are injured after the driver of the vehicle collides with the rear of a snow plow.

On February 23, 2013 at approximately 2:00 a.m., William Kitson, age 30 from Cuba, Missouri was operating a 1994 Buick Century. Chris Counts, age 35, and Charity Woolsey, age 34, and both from Sullivan, Missouri were the only passengers in William’s vehicle at the time of the crash. Charles Corbett, age 49 from Steelville, Missouri was operating a 2001 4900 International Snow Plow truck.

At that said date and time, Charles Corbett and William Kitson were both traveling in the northbound direction on Highway 185 north and at the I-44 overpass. The collision occurred as Charles was clearing snow from the roadway and William neglected to stop in time before colliding with the rear of Charles’ vehicle.

William Kitson received serious injuries and was transported by Life Flight to Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur in critical condition. Chris Counts was moderately injured and Charity Woolsey received minor injuries from the crash and both were taken by Missouri Baptist ambulance to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Charles Corbett was not injured in this crash and neither William Kitson nor his passengers were wearing their seat belts during the time of the collision.

Charles Corbett’s 2001 4900 Snow Plow truck received moderate damages and was driven from the scene of the crash. William Kitson’s 1994 Buick Century received total damages and was towed by Chuck’s Wrecker Service.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop C.

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In Stoddard County, the driver of a vehicle is killed after he ran off the road and over corrected.

On January 16, 2013 at approximately 2:45 p.m., Daniel Whittemore, age 34 from Advance, Missouri was operating a 2007 Freightliner. Tracy Williams, age 47 from Advance, Missouri and Jonathan Eldridge, age 29 from Marble Hill, Missouri were the only two passengers inside Daniel’s vehicle during the time of the crash.

At that said date and time, Daniel Whittemore was traveling in the westbound direction on Route AB and .10 mile east of Stoddard County Road 506. The crash occurred as Daniel drove off the right side of the road, over corrected, and then ran off the left side of the roadway, over corrected and overturned. The vehicle came to its final rest on its side.

Daniel Whittemore was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Stoddard County coroner, Kenny Pope, and then transported to the Stoddard County coroner’s office in Dexter, Missouri. Tracy Williams received serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Jonathan Eldridge was moderately injured and taken by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center. According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, all the passengers involved in this crash were not wearing their seat belts.

Daniel Whittemore’s 2007 Freightliner received total damages from the crash and was towed by Carnell’s.

This fatality crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop E, Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, Bloomfield Fire, Stoddard County EMS, and MoDot. This is Troop E’s 1st fatality for 2013.

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