A Failure to Yield Results in Traffic Crash


Camdenton, MO-

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.

The report states that the 2006 Jeep Liberty struck the 2016 Ford Escape on the driver’s side and that the Ford came to rest blocking US 54 eastbound facing northeast and the Jeep came to a rest in the median facing southwest.

The accident report from the MSHP did not have William Evans listed with injuries. Newman received injuries described as moderate and was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital.

It has also been reported though not yet confirmed that Newman was arrested at 3:20 p.m. on September 16th for driving while intoxicated with a serious physical injury. She was released to seek medical treatment.

All occupants were reported as wearing seatbelts. The report indicated the Jeep had extensive damage while the Ford was totaled.

The accident was investigated by Trooper K.R. Dinwiddie, 300, and Trooper T.W. Decramer, 1321, of the Missouri State Highway Parol’s Troop F. They were assisted by Trooper C.E. Newbold, 1375, Trooper T.C. Fick, 787, Trooper C.A. Sumner, 1441, and Thomas Towing who towed both vehicles away and assisted in cleanup.

Our prayers go out to William and Donna Evans, Amanda Newman and their families.

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