Four separate traffic accidents during the day Wednesday resulted in eight persons injured. Each was investigated by the Highway Patrol with two in Livingston County, one in Mercer County, and one in Clinton County.
A Chillicothe man, 67 year old Gilbert Romesburg, was taken to Hedrick Medical Center after sustaining MODERATE injuries when his pickup was struck from the rear. Both Romesburg and a tractor-trailer were westbound yesterday morning on U-S 36, six miles EAST of Chillicothe.
The bigger truck was driven by 40 year old Chad Landrum of Sidell, Illinois. HE was not hurt.
The Romesburg pickup was demolished while damage was minor to the big rig.
An accident at Chula yesterday afternoon injured a couple and their son when two vehicles
collided at an intersection. Taken to Hedrick Medical Center was one driver: 32 year old Amanda
Hicks with minor injuries and passengers: 41 year old Shawn Hicks and eight year old Gage Hicks—
both with MODERATE injuries. The driver of a pickup, 19 year old Jessica West of Laredo, was not hurt. The patrol said the westbound car crested a hill on Route K while the southbound pickup attempted to cross on Route V. Hick's auto was demolished. The West pickup had extensive damage.
Cameron and Braymer residents were hurt in a two vehicle accident five miles east of Lathrop
yesterday afternoon. Taken to Liberty Hospital were 53-year old Ricky Williams and his son, 20 year old Dylan Williams – both of Cameron – with SERIOUS and MODERATE injuries respectively. 64 year old Kerby Morris of Braymer received minor injuries. The patrol said Morris was eastbound on Highway 116 when the northbound Williams vehicle halted for a stop sign on U-S 69 and proceeded into its path. Damage was extensive to the pickup while the Williams vehicle was demolished.
In Mercer County yesterday afternoon, a bus driver – 60 year old Donnie Orndorff of Princeton
received minor injuries in an accident that happened six miles to the east of Princeton.
The Highway Patrol said Orndorff was southbound on Route C when an unidentified trash truck crossed the center of the road with the rear of the bed, striking the outside mirror on the bus. Orndorff was treated at the scene.