This article has been updated. The initial report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol contained incorrect information and has since been updated by Troop H of the patrol to reflect the correct happenings at the accident scene.
On Sunday, October 8, 2023, at approximately 10:25 a.m., a collision occurred on Highway 69, four miles south of Cameron, Missouri, resulting in two individuals being hospitalized with minor injuries.
A 2002 Ford Ranger, driven by a 17-year-old juvenile from Cameron, Missouri, was traveling northbound when a 2008 Ford Explorer, driven by Kenneth R. Gwinn, 74, of Hamilton, Missouri, failed to yield at a stop sign while exiting from southbound Interstate 35. This error led the Ford Explorer to drive into the path of the Ford Ranger.
Both vehicles subsequently traveled off the west side of Highway 69 and came to a halt on their wheels facing north.
Both the driver of the Ford Explorer, Kenneth R. Gwinn, and the passenger, Jo A. Gwinn, 73, also of Hamilton, Missouri, sustained minor injuries in the collision. They were transported by Cameron EMS to Liberty Hospital. Occupants in both vehicles had their seat belts engaged.
Both vehicles were severely damaged in the incident and had to be towed from the scene by Scotty’s.
Assistance at the scene of the crash was provided by Corporal V.R.E. McBride with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.