The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that one of the four victims who died in the head-on crash on Hwy 5 had been in a single-vehicle crash hours earlier in the day.
The report says that Arthur Hayes slid on an ice-covered Hwy E east of Eldridge and struck a tree. The crash happened 5 miles east of Eldridge. Hayes was taken to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. It is not known if he was wearing a seatbelt. A Ford F-150 was towed from the scene