Missouri State Highway Patrol

Nine traffic deaths reported over Christmas Holiday Weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine individuals died in traffic crashes during the Christmas holiday weekend. The counting period ran from Friday evening at 6 o’clock to last (Tuesday) night at 11:59. The Patrol investigated 294 crashes, 80 injuries, and six of the fatalities. The Blue Springs Police Department is investigating the other three fatalities. […]

Fatal Crash

Highway 190 accident results in KCK man’s death, injuries to Chillicothe teen

A Kansas City, Kansas was killed and a Chillicothe youth seriously injured when a car went off Highway 190 and overturned northwest of Chillicothe. Fatally injured was the driver, 80-year old Edward Gault of KCK.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  A passenger, 15-year old Josh Gault of Chillicothe, was flown by medical helicopter […]


Chillicothe firefighters respond to SUV fire on Highway 190

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a sports utility vehicle fire near Woodworth Custom Trailers Thursday afternoon. Captain Les Hinnen reports firefighters found the vehicle fully involved in fire and sitting in the eastbound lane in the 5000 block of Highway 190 west of Chillicothe. Firefighters used approximately 500 gallons of water to extinguish the […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Jamesport man life-flighted after crashing on Highway 190

A Jamesport resident was involved in a rollover accident Thursday afternoon one mile south of Jamesport. The highway patrol reports 52-year-old David Kauffman was flown by a medical helicopter (LifeFlight Eagle) to the Truman Medical Center with serious injuries. The crash occurred as the southbound vehicle he was driving crossed the centerline of Highway 190, […]


Two arrested after traffic stop on Highway 190

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports two Chillicothe residents who were occupants of a car stopped for traffic violations on Highway 190 outside of Chillicothe this week were arrested after the passenger allegedly verbally assaulted a deputy. Sheriff Steve Cox says two Chillicothe Police officers assisted the deputy in arresting 28-year-old Joycelynn Lavonne Still on […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Livingston County Sheriff reports on moving violation enforcement operation

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports that a recent hazardous moving violations enforcement focused on U. S. Highway 36, U. S. 65, and Highway 190 resulted in 10 vehicle stops. Two deputies made one arrest for driving while suspended or revoked and two for drug law violations. They also involved two speeding citations and six […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department conducts safety enforcement operation

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department recently conducted an enforcement effort on Highways 36 and 65 as well as Highway 190 with funding for the operation provided by Missouri Traffic Safety and DWI Overtime Grants. Deputies were assigned to focus on motorists exhibiting signs of aggressive or careless driving, excessive speeding, drunk-drugged driving, and other hazardous […]

Rollover Accident

Crash near Chillicothe injures infant and teenager when pickup overturns

The Highway Patrol reports a teen and an infant sustained minor injuries when the pickup truck they were passengers in overturned four miles west of Chillicothe Wednesday afternoon. The Patrol reports 19-year-old William Simpson of Chillicothe drove south on Route Y when he failed to negotiate a left curve, and the pickup ran off the […]

Seatbelt on road

Jamesport woman extricated from vehicle after Highway 190 crash

A Jamesport woman was injured Monday afternoon when, according to the Highway Patrol, the van she was driving traveled off Highway 190 at the Livingston-Daviess county line; struck an embankment and overturned on its top. The westbound van was demolished. The highway patrol reports 49-year-old Elizabeth Huffman of Jamesport was taken by ambulance to Hedrick […]