Lincoln County Crash Leaves Two Dead and Two Moderately Injured

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A Lincoln County collision on Sunday proved fatal for two Lincoln residents and moderately injured two Warren County residents.

At approximately 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2011 Victor Harrell, 81, of Moscow Mills, MO was operating a 2011 Husqvarna utility vehicle traveling westbound on Brevator Road approximately .5 miles east of Gravens Road. At the same time and place, 16 year old Zacheriah Cain of Warrenton, MO was also traveling westbound on Brevator Road operating a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire.

The front of Cain’s vehicle then struck the rear of the vehicle Harrell was operating. The collision caused Harrell’s vehicle to travel off the right side of the road and strike tree.

Victor Harrell, driver, was pronounced dead on the scene by the Lincoln County coroner, Robert Shramek. His passenger, Virginia Harrell, 82, also of Moscow Mills, MO, was later pronounced dead at the Lincoln County Medical Center. Zacheriah Cain, the at-fault driver, and his passenger 17 year old Jonathan Cain of Warrenton MO, suffered moderate injuries and were taken by Lincoln County EMS to St. Josephs West in Lake St. Louis, MO.

Both vehicles involved in the crash were totaled and towed from the scene by Brian’s towing service. The only person involved in the crash that was wearing a safety device was Victoria Harrell, the passenger of Victor Harrell. These fatalities brought the fatality total for troop C to 10 for the month and 38 for 2011. The crash was investigated by Trooper M. Cook and was assisted by Corporal T. Potter and crash team two member Sergeant A. Mallery.

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