Women from Chillicothe and Carrollton hurt in traffic crashes; both accused of DWI

Accident involving alcohol

Women from Chillicothe and Carrollton have been injured in separate accidents in Livingston and Lafayette counties yesterday afternoon and evening. Both also have charges pending according to the highway patrol arrest report.

60-year-old Jeanna Chaney of Chillicothe received what the highway patrol called serious injuries in an accident at Chula Tuesday afternoon. The patrol report says she was flown by medical helicopter to the Truman Medical Center.

The highway patrol said Ms. Chaney was eastbound on Route K in Chula when the car she was driving crossed the centerline, traveled off the north side of the road, through a ditch, and struck a private drive. The car then became air borne, returned to the ground, and overturned twice. The car came to a stop on its driver’s side and was demolished at 3:40 pm Tuesday Ms. Chaney was wearing a seat belt.

The patrol accused her of driving while intoxicated, careless and imprudent driving involving an accident, and no valid insurance.

58-year-old Darlena Wheeler of Carrollton received what the patrol called minor injuries in a 9:30 accident Tuesday night on Highway 224 in northern LaFayette County and was taken by ambulance to LaFayette County Regional Hospital.

The patrol said Ms. Wheeler was southbound when she allegedly failed to negotiate a curve causing the vehicle to travel off the road, then return to the road, striking a sign in the process.

Vehicle damage was minor and the patrol accused her of driving while intoxicated, failure to halt for a stop sign, no proof of insurance and no seat belt used.