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Crash Reports March 13

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Four-vehicle accident injures two

Two people were injured in a four-vehicle accident at 7:55 p.m. March 10 in Benton County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 1998 Chevrolet 1500 driven by Ron Peters, 66, of Kansas City, Missouri, was northbound on Route T just north of Dick Road when it overtook and struck the rear of a John Deere 6420 driven by 70-year-old Kathryn Simkins of Lincoln. Peters’ truck then struck a 2015 Ford Transit van driven by Alan Gibler, 54, of Columbia, which was stopped partially in the roadway. A 2008 Chevrolet Impala driven by a 17-year-old female from Warsaw then struck the 1998 Chevrolet 1500 which was stopped in the roadway. 

Peters, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to Research Medical Center in Kansas City for moderate injuries. Simkins, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton with moderate injuries. The two other accident victims were wearing seatbelts and were uninjured.

Edwards man injured in Henry crash

Oversized semi and car crash leaves Edwards man with minor injuries in Henry County 

An Edwards man was injured in an accident at 8:25 p.m. March 11 in Henry County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 2000 Peterbilt tractor-trailer driven by Cody M. Hughes, 23, of Nevada, was westbound state Route 18 south of Southwest 901 Road pulling an oversize load when it was struck by an eastbound 2007 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Ray L. Cotton, 23. 

Cotton was transported by ambulance to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton.

Both drivers were wearing a seat belt.

Kingsville residents injured in Johnson accident 

Two Kingsville residents received minor injuries in a three-vehicle accident at 4:21 p.m. March 10 in Johnson County. 

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred as a 2013 Ford F150 driven by DeWayne A. Corbin, 64, of Kingsville, was driving westbound on state Route 58 west of Southwest 300th Road. A 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by a 17-year-old male from Kingsville made a left turn from a driveway into the path of the Ford F-150 and struck the vehicle in the westbound lane. A 2008 Dodge driven by Christopher C. Spiwak 51, of Kansas City, Missouri, was driving behind Corbin. He swerved off the east side of the roadway and his vehicle struck a pole and came to rest off the road. 

It's undetermined if Corbin was wearing a seat belt, but he received serious injuries and was taken to Research Medical Center in Kansas City. The juvenile, who was wearing a seat belt, received minor injuries and was taken to Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Spiwak was wearing a seat belt and was uninjured. 

Two hurt in Pettis rollover

Two people were injured in a single-vehicle accident at 12:36 a.m. March 12 in Pettis County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Ronald J. Duncan, 40, of Camdenton, was southbound on Route M south of Magee Road when he failed to negotiate a curve and crossed the center of the roadway. His vehicle traveled off the left-hand side of the road and struck a ditch. After impact, the vehicle overturned twice before coming to rest on its wheels. 

Duncan, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken by LifeFlight to University Hospital in Columbia. The occupant, Sheila L. Pickett, 54, of Sedalia, was not wearing a safety device and was transported by ambulance to Bothwell Regional Health Center.

Two truckers injured in Pettis County accident 

Two men were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 8:30 a.m. March 11 in Pettis County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Carl L. Phillips, 46, of La Monte, was driving a 2015 Western Star 4700 northbound on U.S. 65 at Spring Garden Road and slowed to make a left turn. He was struck in the rear by a 2019 Kenworth T880 driven by Dylan R. Cooper, 23, of Boonville. 

Cooper, who was wearing a seat belt, refused treatment at the scene. Phillips, who was also wearing a seat belt, was transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Pettis County Ambulance District.

South Dakota man receives serious injuries

A South Dakota man suffered serious injuries in a Saline County accident at 9:18 a.m. March 12 in Saline County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a Hino 286 medium-duty truck driven by Alonda Gaston, 26, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was westbound on I-70 near mile marker 85 and traveled off the left side of the road and overturned. A GMC Sierra driven by James R. Hills, 33, of Deepwater, was traveling eastbound when it was struck by debris from the truck. 

Gaston was transported by Saline County Ambulance District to University Hospital in Columbia. It is unknown if either driver was wearing a seat belt. 

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

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