Charges Filed

Chillicothe man charged with leaving the scene of an accident which resulted in death

A Chillicothe man has been charged in Clinton County with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. The crash happened four miles east of Lathrop on November 23rd in which a truck driver died. Forty-three-year-old John Pollock also faces tampering with a motor vehicle—first degree. Pollock entered a plea of not guilty on November […]

Fatal Crash

Big Rig driver killed after being ejected during crash; driver of second vehicle leaves the scene of the crash, later arrested

A truck driver from Kansas City was killed and another driver from east-central Missouri was arrested following an accident before daylight Monday morning in Clinton County. The crash happened four miles east of Lathrop near the Caldwell-Clinton County line. Pronounced dead at the scene was 44-year-old Benjamin Reed of Kansas City. Reed was driving a […]

School Bus Crash

Five children and driver injured when school bus crashes near Lathrop

Five children on a school bus and the driver of a pickup truck sustained injuries in a crash one mile east of Lathrop Friday afternoon, September 25, 2020. Emergency medical services transported 53-year-old Joseph Bernard of Lathrop to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. A five-year-old boy, a nine-year-old girl, an 11-year-old girl, and an 11-year-old […]

High Speed Pursuit

KC woman pursued by police crashes on Highway 116 near Lathrop

A Kansas City woman early this morning was taken to the hospital in Cameron after a single-vehicle pursuit resulted in a crash near Lathrop. Forty-three-year-old Angela Portell received minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center. Portell was being pursued by Lathrop Police when the sports utility vehicle she was driving […]