Family of Four Involved in Single-vehicle Crash

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In Daviess County, a family of four from Kidder, Missouri received moderate injuries after their vehicle becomes airborne.

On January 19, 2012 at approximately 9:11 a.m., Melissa Potts, age 27 from Kidder, Missouri was operating a 2000 Chevrolet Venture Van. Her family; Zayden Edge (8), Brooklyn Morgan (3), and Tristan Edge (3) were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.

At that said time and date, Melissa Potts was traveling in the westbound direction on Missouri Highway 6 and 1.5 miles east of Jamesport. The crash occurred as Melissa traveled off the south side of the roadway, hit a ditch, and became airborne. When the vehicle returned to the ground, it was facing west on its wheels on the south side of Missouri Highway 6.

Melissa Potts and her family all received moderate injuries from the crash and were transported by Daviess County ambulance to Liberty Hospital. According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Melissa Potts and her son, Tristan, were the only two out of the four that were wearing their seat belts.

Melissa Potts’ 2000 Chevrolet Venture Van received extensive damages and was towed by Bridgeman’s Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop H, Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, Jamesport Fire Department, and the Gallatin Fire Department.


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