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Crash Reports Dec. 1


California man in serious condition Moniteau accident

Paul L. Ransdell, 55, of California, sustained serious injuries at 5:12 p.m. Monday in a Moniteau County accident

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 2022 Ford F250 driven by Matthew J. Reed, 36, of California, was driving east on U.S. Highway 50 at Business 50 junction when he attempted to negotiate a left turn and drove into the path of westbound Gabrielle J. Fields, 22, of California, in a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. Ransdell was an occupant in the Chevrolet. Cargo from the F250 struck the front of a 2020 Ford Transit 250 driven by Tayler R. Bonecutter, 26, of California.

Everyone was wearing a seat belt. Ransdell was transported via Mid-Mo Ambulance District to St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs.

Kansas City man injured in Morgan accident

Kenneth A. Smith, 61, of Kansas City, Missouri, sustained moderate injuries 12:47 a.m. Monday in a Morgan County accident.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Smith was driving west on U.S. Highway 50 near Lipton Road in a 2005 Dodge Neon when he went off the right side of the road, struck a concrete culvert, and overturned. 

It is unknown if he was wearing a seat belt. He 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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