Three are Seriously Injured in Hickory County Crash

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In Hickory County, three Wheatland residents are seriously injured due to a head-on collision on an icy and narrow country road.

On January 12, 2012 at approximately 6:20 p.m., Pamela Squires, age 52, and passenger Byron Potts, age 47, are operating a 1988 Ford Taurus traveling in the westbound direction on County Road 270. Joy Postma, age 64, was operating a 1999 Dodge Durango and traveling in the eastbound direction on County Road 270.

At that said time and place, both Squires and Postma were traveling on County Road 270. The country road was very narrow and icy which resulted in both drivers to collide with each other head-on.

Pamela Squires received serious injuries and was taken to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Pamela’s passenger, Byron Potts, also received serious injuries and was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Joy Postma as well sustained serious injuries from this head-on collision and was taken to Citizen’s Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Missouri.

Pamela’s 1988 Ford Taurus and Joy’s 1999 Dodge Durango both received total damages from this crash and both were towed by Hickory County Towing of Hermitage.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Sergeant L. Clay Crowe of troop D.


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