Fatal Fire

Kirksville man dies in fire on West Elizabeth Street

One Kirksville man died as a result of a structure fire in the 500 block of West Elizabeth in Kirksville on the morning of Tuesday, June 23rd. Investigators identified the deceased as 66-year-old Dennis Baker. His stepfather, 81-year-old Randall Cary of Kirksville, was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Columbia for medical attention. The […]

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Independence man facing multiple charges after crashing on I-35

A man from Independence was injured Monday afternoon when the car he was driving left Interstate 35 and overturned multiple times in Daviess County. The driver has been accused of several potential charges. The crash occurred at 3:50 pm Monday approximately 13 miles north of Cameron when 27-year-old Levi Williams received serious injuries. He was […]

Pedestrian accident

Salisbury woman life-flighted to hospital after running into path of SUV

A pedestrian received serious injuries when she ran into the path of a sports utility vehicle Saturday afternoon in Keytesville. 19-year old Joscylnn Beck of Salisbury was flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia. The driver of the vehicle, 54-year old Christina Thomas of Richmond, was not reported hurt. The accident happened at […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Four teens from Macon injured in crash on country road; driver life-flighted to Columbia

Four teenagers from Macon were injured, two of them seriously, when a vehicle left a country road on a curve and overturned Thursday night. The highway patrol listed injuries as serious for the driver, 19-year-old Katie Sheets, and one of the passengers, 17-year-old Kari Russell. The other two occupants received minor injuries. They are a […]

Fatal Crash

One dead in single-vehicle crash in Nodaway County; driver arrested on DWI

The driver was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a passenger was killed in a single-vehicle rollover accident in rural Nodaway County. Thirty-seven-year-old Neil Minor of Tarkio was ejected from the overturning car and died at the scene of the crash three miles west of Maryville. Minor was a passenger in a car driven by 31-year-old Elizabeth Merriett […]

Railroad Crossing

One dead, one life-flighted after ignoring railroad crossing signal

One person was killed and another was injured Sunday night at a railroad crossing in Ray County. The highway patrol said the accident happened when a vehicle containing two Richmond residents failed to yield to a railroad crossing traffic control device, drove around the train crossing arm and was struck by the westbound locomotive on […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Two seriously injured in one-car crash west of Elmer

The Highway Patrol reports two men sustained serious injuries in a one-car accident one mile west of Elmer on Monday evening. An air ambulance transported driver 43-year-old Brandon True of Kirksville to the University Hospital of Columbia, and an ambulance transported passenger 22-year-old Augustus Allen of Atlanta, Missouri to the University Hospital. The car traveled […]

Fatal Crash

Crash near Excelsior Springs kills Carrollton woman, injures four others

One person was fatally injured and four others received serious injuries when a pickup truck overturned on Highway 10 east of Excelsior Springs. A passenger, 53-year-old Shelly Lewis of Carrollton, was pronounced dead at Research Medical Center in Kansas City about one hour and fifteen minutes after the crash. She had been flown there by […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Braymer man ejected from UTV, life-flighted to Liberty Hospital

The Highway Patrol reports a Braymer man sustained serious injuries after being ejected from a utility terrain vehicle two miles east of Braymer on Friday night. Sixty-two-year-old Jerry Watson was later arrested and accused of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. He was released and taken by medical helicopter to Liberty Hospital. The UTV traveled east on […]

Farm Accident

Hamilton man life-flighted to hospital after being pinned against skid steer loader

An accident on private property in rural Caldwell County has hospitalized a Hamilton man. 54-year-old Jeffrey Dalton was injured when he was on foot and got pinned against a skid steer loader as his pickup rolled downhill. He was flown by a medical helicopter (Life Flight Eagle) to the Truman Medical Center with serious injuries. […]