Vehicle Crosses Centerline


In Ray County, a Vehicle Crosses Centerline and Strikes one Vehicle Head-On.

On August 9, 2014, at approximately 10:25 p.m., Benjamin McMellen, age 41 of Warrensburg, Missouri was operating a 1995 Volvo 960. Rebecca Harris, age 34 of Bosworth, Missouri was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu.

At that said date and time, Benjamin crossed the centerline, and struck Rebecca’s vehicle head-on.

Benjamin McMellen was pronounced dead at 11:28 p.m. at the Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Missouri. Rebecca Harris received serious injuries and was taken to University of Kansas Medical Center by EMS.

Benjamin’s 1995 Volvo received total damages and was towed by Green’s Towing. Rebecca’s 2005 Chevrolet Malibu received total damages and was towed by Carmichael’s Towing.

This auto-crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol with the assistance of Trooper Cunningham, SGT Green, CPL Ward and the Ray County Sheriff’s Department.