Two Passengers Injured in Pettis County Crash


In Pettis County, two passengers are injured after the driver failed to negotiate a curve correctly and overturned.

On April 22, 2013 at approximately 3:40 a.m., Trustin Coffin, age 17 from Versailles, Missouri was operating a 1999 Pontiac. His two passengers inside the car were Ashley Margrave, age 22, and Timothy Riley, age 26. All participants involved in this crash are from Versailles, Missouri.

At that said date and time, Trustin was traveling in the southbound direction on Route M at Pleasant Hill Road. The crash occurred when Trustin failed to negotiate a curve and the vehicle off the right side of the road. The vehicle returned to the road, began to skid, traveled off the right side of the road, and overturned.

Timothy Riley received serious injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia by air evacuation helicopter. Ashley Margrave received minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. The driver, Trustin Coffin, was uninjured and did not seek any medical attention.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Trustin Coffin and Ashley Margrave were wearing their seat belts, however, Timothy Riley was not.

Trustin Coffin’s 1996 Pontiac received extensive damages and was towed by Don’s Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Troop A, the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office, and the Pettis County Fire Department.


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