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The victim of Tuesday’s Osage County five-car crash has been identified.

David Harper, 55, of Dixon Missouri was one of six people involved in a crash on U.S. Route 63 at Route JJ. The incident happened at approximately 1:30 p.m., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s crash report #180193574.

Five cars were traveling southbound when three of the vehicles were stopped behind a 2001 Jeep Cherokee. The driver of the Jeep was making a left turn when one car struck another, creating a domino effect as two others crashed into the one before it. According to the traffic crash report, the crash happened when a 2013 Dodge Dart driven by Tina M. Fountain, 47, of Ballwin MO, a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Rebecca A. Weyrauch, 32, of Ava MO  and a 1999 Buick Lasabre driven by Harper of Dixon, were all stopped behind a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Tori D. Allen, 26, of Freeburg MO, as it was making a left turn.

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Springfield, Missouri-  
The initial accident was fairly minor. What came next was nothing short of tragic.
On February 20th, 2018, at approximately 7:15 p.m., an initial crash happened at the intersction of Missouri Highway 13 and Route 0, about 4 miles north of Springfield Missouri in Greene County.

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CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — A Kansas City Missouri driver is facing some serious allegations following a fatal, head-on car crash in Camden County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 2008 Ford Escape driven by Delilah R. Taylor, 42, of Kansas City Missouri, crossed the centerline and crashed head-on, into a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Lauren Rubi, 26, of Camdenton Missouri.

The crash occurred around 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, December 16th, 2017. It occurred on Route D, just north of Brush Arbor Road.

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St. James, Missouri in Phelps County-

A Missouri State Highway Patrol report confirms that two men were killed in a terrible head-on collision on Highway 68 in Phelps County.

The accident occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Sunday November 5th, 2017. The location was on Highway 68 approximately one and a half miles south of Highway 8.

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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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(Photo by Keith Myers of The Kansas City Star via The Associated Press)

Bonner Springs, Kansas-

The crash occurred about ten miles west of Kansas City, Kansas, on Tuesday July 11th 2017 at approximately 2:30p.m., in the westbound lanes of I-70, approximately two miles east of a construction zone at the Kansas Turnpike’s Eastern Terminal. The crash closed the highway in both directions for about two hours, according to reports.

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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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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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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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This story is not about the 5 million dollar settlement paid in a wrongful death lawsuit. This story is about the truth that was brought to light, surrounding the balcony fall and tragic death of 19 year old Jack Lipp.

Former Libertyville High School basketball star Jack Lipp, a freshman at the University of Missouri in 2014, died at University Hospital after being critically injured, in a fall from a balcony during a party, on December 14th 2014. Jack, the only son of John and Stephanie Lipp, later died on Christmas Day.

Jack Lipp will always be remembered by his friends and family for his kind heart, gentle nature and for his love of family, friends, his sense of humor and his love of life. He led his life as a shining example of how to be a good person everyday. Today, the story that surrounds Jack’s tragic death, and what was learned through the wrongful death lawsuit his parents brought against the property manager and developer, teaches all of us that the precious life of our students, should be protected no matter what the cost.