Drinking and Driving

Albany man crashes on Route A south of Evona; patrol accuses him of DWI

An Albany man was injured early Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle accident in rural Gentry county. Twenty-seven-year-old Tyler Parkhurst was southbound when his car went off the west side of Route A and struck a tree. Parkhurst received serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Mosiac Hospital in Albany. The car was demolished […]

Traffic Fatalities

Missouri traffic fatalities surpass 1000 for the first time since 2006

For the first time since 2006, Missouri’s traffic fatalities surpassed 1,000. According to preliminary data, 1,007 people were killed in Missouri traffic crashes in 2021, a 2% increase over 2020 and marking the second straight year of growing fatality totals after nearly a decade of steady decline. Within the Green Hills region, the number of […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports no fatalities over New Year’s holiday weekend

The Highway Patrol reports no traffic fatalities were noted over the long New Year’s holiday weekend. The 78 hour counting period began last Thursday evening at 6 o’clock and concluded this past Sunday at midnight. The Highway Patrol troopers across northern Missouri investigated 79 crashes during that period resulting in injuries for 21 people. The […]

Traffic Fatalities

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports eight deaths on Missouri roads during Christmas holiday

Eight people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 23, 2021, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 2021. 2021 Christmas Holiday Traffic Statistics Troopers investigated the following: Traffic Crashes — 310 Traffic Crash Injuries — 92 Traffic Crash Fatalities — 4 DWI — 67 […]

Holiday Safety TIps

Helpful holiday safety tips from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department

Christmas and the New Year are almost here and everyone at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department wants you to have the best time ever. They also want you to be safe and think ahead. Sheriff Cox and his staff ask you to consider the following: Traffic safety is a priority. The highways will be jammed […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Patrol reports nine fatalities; no drownings or boating crashes over 2021 Thanksgiving holiday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 2021. There were no boating crashes or drownings. During the Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers report the following traffic statistics for 2021 (preliminary): Crashes ─ 457 […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Southern Missouri resident crashes in Chariton County, life-flighted to Columbia

A Sunrise Beach resident received serious injuries when they crashed their pickup in Chariton County. Thirty-three-year-old Dougie Bruce was flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia. The crash happened Saturday morning four miles west of Triplett as the westbound pickup went off the right side of Route M, hit a guard rail, crossed […]

Fatal Crash

Big rig crashes on Highway 6 at the edge of Jamesport claiming the life of 60-year-old driver

The highway patrol reports a truck driver has been killed in a fiery crash early Tuesday morning at12:50 am in Jamesport. Authorities identified the victim as 60-year-old James Loyd of Purdin. The tractor-trailer was westbound and went off the right side of Highway 6 striking a driveway. The impact caused the Freightliner to go airborne, […]

Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety or Save More Lives website

Second round of traffic safety grant applications now open

The Northwest Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety finds itself in a unique position: it has money to give away. NWMCRS is opening a second round of grant applications to help agencies and organizations across Northwest Missouri who need funding for programs aimed at reducing injuries and fatalities on our roadways. During 2020, preliminary reports show […]

Travel or Road or car or highway

Audio: Higher incidents of speeding and driving aggressively are a problem as traffic reaches pre-pandemic levels

Missouri’s traffic volume has almost reached pre-pandemic levels again but higher incidents of speeding and driving aggressively are still a problem. Jon Nelson, with the Missouri Department of Transportation, says drivers began to take advantage of the traffic decline during the earlier days of the pandemic.     When you throw in other aggressive driving […]

Fatal Accident

Audio: The number of deadly crashes involving motorcyclists spike in Missouri during 2021

The number of motorcyclists killed this year in traffic crashes has increased 30-percent compared to last year in Missouri. Jon Nelson, with the Missouri Transportation Department, says about 139 people riding helmetless have died so far in 2021, compared to 118 last year.     In 2020, Governor Parson signed a bill into law that […]

Rollover Accident

KC man crashes on I-35 north of Bethany; patrol accuses him of DWI

A Kansas City resident received serious injuries when the car he was driving went off Interstate 35 north of Bethany and overturned. Thirty-seven-year-old Cody Stone was taken to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. The accident happened early Sunday six miles north of Bethany on I-35 as the northbound car traveled off the left side […]

Move Over for Emergency Vehicles

Saturday is “National Move Over Day” to remind drivers to protect emergency personnel working on the side of the road

Saturday, October 16, 2021, has been designated National Move Over Day to remind drivers to help protect emergency personnel working on the side of the road. In 2020, three people were killed and 51 injured in the 231 traffic crashes involving parked emergency vehicles displaying emergency lights. Preliminary statistics indicate there have been 168 traffic […]

UTV Crash Graphic

UTV crashes near Maryville sending one to hospital by helicopter, driver accused of DWI

A Maryville resident received serious injuries when a utility terrain vehicle crashed north of Maryville. Sixty-year-old Phillip McGinley was ejected from the UTV and flown by medical helicopter to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Mcginley was a passenger on the UTV, which was operated by 31-year old Adam Mattson of Maryville. Mattson […]