Four-Vehicle Crash Results with One Injury

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In Stoddard County, a vehicle crosses the center line and collides with two others and only one received moderate injuries.

On January 9, 2012 at approximately 12:50 p.m., Deborah Brannon, age 49 and from Wingo, Kentucky was operating a 2001 Hyundai and traveling in the southbound direction of highway 25. The second vehicle involved in the crash was Jeffrey Strange, age 47 and from Holcomb, Missouri. Jeffrey Strange was operating a 2003 Freightliner and traveling in the northbound direction on highway 25. The third vehicle involved in the crash was Jerrell Jones, age 63 and from Newport, Arkansas. Jerrell Jones was operating a 2002 International and traveling in the northbound direction on highway 25. The fourth and final vehicle involved in this crash was Sara Dirks, age 63 and from Malden, Missouri. Sara Dirks was operating a 2010 Honda Accord and traveling in the northbound direction of highway 25.

At that said time and place, Deborah Brannon was traveling southbound on Missouri highway 25 when she crossed the center line and collided head on with Jeffrey Strange. After Deborah struck with Jeffrey’s vehicle, her vehicle began to skid and then struck into the vehicle of Jerrell Jones. Sara Dirks saw Deborah’s vehicle approaching and to avoid contact she immediately drove off the roadway into a ditch.

Sara Dirk, Jerrell Jones, and Jeffrey Strange all reported to be uninjured and did not seek medical attention. Deborah Brannon received moderate injuries from this crash and she was taken by ambulance to Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter, Missouri.

Deborah Brannon’s 2001 Hyundai received total damages from this crash and her vehicle was towed by Allen Christian. Jerrell Jones and Sara Dirk’s vehicles received only minor damages and were able to be driven from the scene of the crash. Jeffrey Strange’s 2003 Freightliner received minor damages and was towed by Macmahon’s Wrecker.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of trooper L. Rawson and D. Nelson of troop E.


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