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Man killed in Moniteau crash

Charles E. Gagnon, 59, of Tipton, was killed in a vehicle accident at 8:37 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at U.S. 50 Highway, 744 feet west of Koerkenmeir Road in Moniteau County. 

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Gagnon and David Burnett were on a 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 when the vehicle drove off the right side of the roadway, overturned and ejected both occupants. 

Gagnon was pronounced dead at the scene by Moniteau County Coroner Marty Ramsdell at 9:25 p.m. 

Burnett received serious injuries and was transported by EMS University Hospital in Columbia.

Man seriously injured in Johnson accident

Jason Eckhart, 28, of Knob Noster, received serious injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 1:08 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 in Johnson County at eastbound U.S. Highway 50 just east of state Route D. 

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Eckhart, who was driving a 2017 Nissan Rough with four occupants, struck a 2015 Toyota driven by Leboy Liwis, 27, of Sedalia, in the rear. After impact, Eckhart’s vehicle drove off the south side of the roadway, striking several trees.

Eckhart was transported to Research Medical Center in Kansas City by Life Flight. Occupants Kathryn E. Monk, 21, of Sedalia, Kalie A. Crawford, 22, of La Monte, and Foster P. Allen, 29, of Knob Noster, were transported with minor injuries to Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Occupant Bridgette D. Peters, 38, of Sedalia, and driver Liwis, refused medical treatment.

Man receives moderate injuries in Johnson crash

Frederick R. Hartwig, 72, of Lone Jack, received moderate injuries in a one-vehicle accident at 9:23 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 at Business Route 13 and the south roundabout in Johnson County. 

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred as Hartwig’s 2011 Hyundai Stana Fe was navigating the roundabout and mistakenly accelerated, causing the vehicle to drive off the right side of the roadway, striking a ditch. 

Hartwig was transported by Johnson County Ambulance District to Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg.

Man strikes deer, receives moderate injuries

Randal F. Boles, 51, of Stover, received moderate injuries at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 at Almond Road, 274 feet west of the Morgan/Benton county line, in Benton County. 

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Boles was driving a 1981 Suzuki Pure Endo motorcycle when he struck a deer in the roadway and was ejected. 

Boles was transported by ambulance to Bothwell Regional Health Center.

Information is taken from preliminary Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved.

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