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 […]

Mercer County Fatal Crash

One dead, one injured in Mercer County crash on Monday evening

One person was killed and another was injured in an accident early Monday evening one mile north of Mercer. Sixty-four-year-old Gary Sexton of Liberty was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:45 pm. Receiving serious injuries was 71-year-old Merlin Hall of State Center, Iowa who was taken by ambulance to Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, […]

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, […]

MSHP Best Cruiser Contest Photo 2021

Seven die in traffic crashes over Labor Day holiday weekend

Seven people died in traffic crashes during the 2021 Labor Day holiday weekend. Last year, there were 18 fatalities. The 2021 counting period for the Labor Day holiday ran from 6 p.m., Friday, September 3, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 6.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following enforcement activity during the 2021 Labor […]

Class Action Lawsuit Graphic

Missouri Attorney General files class action lawsuit against school districts forcing masks on kids

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt today filed a class-action lawsuit against school districts forcing a mask mandate on schoolchildren and teachers. The lawsuit, which is a reverse class action that was filed earlier this morning, names Columbia Public Schools, the Board of Education for the School District of Columbia and their board members, and the […]

Traffic Fatalities

Two dead, three children injured in rural Nodaway County crash on Highway 148

Two northwest Missouri residents were killed, and three children were injured when two vehicles, approaching each other, collided in rural Nodaway County. The accident on Highway 148 occurred at 5:50 pm Wednesday evening, one mile south of Pickering. The two drivers were pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner. The patrol identified one of […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports on July 4 holiday statistics, including 7 fatalities

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following 2021 July Fourth holiday statistics: 2021 July Fourth Holiday Traffic Statistics Troopers worked 312 traffic crashes, which included 124 injuries and all seven fatalities. Troopers also made 144 DWI arrests and 81 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2021 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked 12 […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports six traffic fatalities, one boating fatality, and one drowning over Memorial Day weekend

Six people died in traffic crashes over the 2021 Memorial Day weekend counting period of 6 p.m., Friday, May 28, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 31, 2021. Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers investigated the following over the 2021 Memorial Day holiday weekend: Traffic Statistics Crashes — 270 Injuries — 82 Fatalities — 4 DWI — […]

Traffic Fatalities

One person dies at Liberty Hospital following Sunday night crash in Livingston County

One of the individuals has died after being injured when a pickup truck struck a utility terrain vehicle in rural Livingston County. Seventy-five-year-old Charles Plummer of Hale died Monday morning at Liberty Hospital after being flown there by medical helicopter following the Sunday night accident on Route JJ, one and a half miles north of […]

Stop (Child) (Sexual) abuse

Legislation introduced that would improve reporting of child abuse deaths, prevent future fatalities

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) introduced bipartisan legislation to require states to report data on all child abuse-related deaths and develop recommendations to prevent child abuse deaths from occurring in the first place. The senators’ bill would provide policymakers and public health officials with a clearer picture of the number of […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol: “Every available trooper to be out enforcing traffic laws during Memorial Day weekend”

The Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the long holiday weekend. This means every available trooper will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists. Over the 2020 Memorial Day holiday weekend, 10 people died, and 444 were injured in 1,081 traffic crashes. Last year, troopers made […]

Fatal Crash graphic

Unionville man dies after being ejected from vehicle during crash

A Unionville man was killed early Saturday when the car he was driving overturned on Highway 136 in western Putnam County. Twenty-one-year-old Max Kenworthy was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday. The accident happened approximately 90 minutes earlier, 12 miles west of Unionville. Kenworthy was eastbound when the car ran off […]

Fatal Crash

Trenton woman dies, three others injured in fatal crash east of Jamesport on Highway 6

A Trenton woman died and three other area residents were injured as the result of a three-vehicle accident four miles east of Jamesport Thursday morning, February 4th. An ambulance transported pickup truck passenger 56-year-old, Valerie Johnson, to Cameron Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead approximately two hours after the crash. The pickup driver, […]

Traffic Fatalities

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports four traffic fatalities over New Year’s holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released preliminary statistics related to the New Year’s holiday weekend: Four people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2021. 2021 New Year’s Holiday Traffic Statistics Troopers investigated the following: […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Five die in traffic crashes over Christmas holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces the preliminary statistics related to the Christmas holiday weekend. Five people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 24, 2020, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 27, 2020. 2020 Christmas Holiday Traffic Statistics with troopers investigating the following: Traffic […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri Highway Patrol reports traffic fatalities increase over Thanksgiving holiday weekend compared to 2019

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 10 people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2020. During the Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers report the following traffic statistics for 2020: Crashes ─ 321 Injuries ─ 72 Fatalities ─ 9 DWI ─ 100 Drug Arrests ─ […]

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Judgement issued in wrongful death suit involving fatality accident on Highway 6

A judgment has been issued in Grundy County regarding a wrongful death suit stemming from a fatality accident on eastbound Highway 6 in June 2019. The Highway Patrol reported 38-year-old Eric Virtue of Jamesport was pronounced dead at the scene three miles west of Trenton when a pickup truck driven by Russel Louderback of Trenton […]