Highway Construction Worker Hit on US 50


In Moniteau County, a highway construction worker is hit while on duty due to the impact from a previous crash.

On April 22, 2014 at approximately 8:12 a.m., Megan Doyle, age 24 of Sedalia, Missouri was operating a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. Travis Volkart, age 19 of Russellville, Missouri was operating a 1977 Chevrolet truck.

At that said date and time, both vehicles were traveling in the westbound direction on US 50 and 300 feet west of Missouri Route BB. The crash occurred as Travis was stopped in traffic in a construction area when Megan collided into the rear of his vehicle and causing his vehicle to travel into the path of construction worker, Donna Cavin, age 47 of Clinton, Missouri.

Donna Cavin was seriously injured from the collision and was transported by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital. Travis Volkart received moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Capital Region Hospital. Megan Doyle was uninjured and did not seek medical treatment.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, both Megan and Travis were wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision.

Megan Doyle’s 2012 Chevrolet Malibu received total damages and was towed by Doyle’s Towing of Syracuse. Travis Volkart’s 1977 Chevrolet truck received total damages and was towed by Leeper’s of California.

This pedestrian crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop F.