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.
According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, neither Eldon nor Melissa Coleman was found to be wearing their seat belt at the time of the collision. Also indicated in the crash report, Dale did not seek medical attention.