Three-Car Crash in New Madrid County

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When one driver failed to yield before pulling out into an intersection, she caused a three-car crash and injuries for two other drivers in New Madrid County.

On December 28, 2011 at approximately 5:10 P.M., 48-year-old David Skelton from Senath, Missouri was heading southbound on Highway 25 at Highway 62 just east of Malden in a 1998 Hyundai. At said time and place, Judith Rice, age 57, from Gibson, Missouri was eastbound in a 2003 GMC Truck. Also at this time and place, Shannon Hoggard, age 39, from Malden, Missouri was heading westbound in a 1988 Chevrolet Blazer.

The crash occurred when Hoggard failed to yield to traffic as he was pulling onto Missouri Highway 25 from Highway 62. He crashed into Skelton and Skelton slid and crashed into Hoggard. Skelton was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Rice was wearing her seatbelt, and it is unknown if Hoggard had her seatbelt on at this time.

Skelton suffered moderate injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash by ambulance to Twin Rivers Hospital in Kennett, Missouri. Rice suffered minor injuries and was also transported from the scene of the crash by ambulance to Twin Rivers Hospitals. Hoggard did not report injuries nor seek medical treatment at the scene of the crash.

Skelton’s Hyundai received total damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Dixie Wrecker Service in Malden, Missouri. Rice’s truck received minor damage and was drive from the scene of the crash by a relative. Hoggard’s vehicle received moderate damage and was removed from the scene of the crash by the owner.

This investigation was led by Trooper R L Vannada of Troop E in New Madrid County.


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