St. James, Missouri-
The collision occured on Sunday, June 10th 2017, just after 3:30 p.m. in Phelps county.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report #180350381, Michael R. Ripplemeyer, 49, of St. James Missouri was westbound on Highway KK about 4.5 miles east of St. James, Missouri, driving a 2013 Kubota 9960D farm tractor. The report also stated that Tracey Earls, 29, of Cuba was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Impala when she crossed the center line and struck the tractor Ripplemeyer was driving.
It was stated that both the Impala and Kubota tractor had extensive damage.
Michael Ripplemeyer sustained serious injuries in the crash and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Creve Couer Missouri via Phelps County Air Ambulance.
The accident was investigated by Trooper JE Bellers, 160, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He was assisted by Trooper BN Crawford, 406, Trooper WW Fair, 435, and the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department.