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Crash Reports Feb. 28


Gravois Mills man drowns in Truman Lake

Sylker R. Lewis, 31, of Gravois Mills, drowned at 7:29 p.m. Monday in Benton County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Sylker waded into the water of Truman Lake near Shawnee Bend to retrieve a snagged net and drowned. He was not wearing a life preserver.

His body was released to the Benton County Coroner.

Two injured in Johnson County head-on accident

Benjamin Richards, 40, of Concordia, and Zeshan Siddiqua, 47, of St. Joseph, suffered moderate injuries at 2:38 p.m. Monday in a Johnson County accident.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Siddiqua was driving a 2015 Toyota Sienna south on the northbound lanes and struck a 2010 Ford Escape driven by Richards head-on.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and were transported to Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg.

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

Compiled by Chris Howell.