4th of July Holiday Weekend Traffic Statistics (MSHP)

Five fatalities, 294 crashes reported over 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers worked 294 traffic crashes, which included 107 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also made 139 DWI arrests and 126 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2020 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made six BWI arrests and […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Mexican national pleads guilty to possessing illegal firearm used in drive-by shooting

A Mexican national has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing the firearm he used in a drive-by shooting. Javier Guerrero-Garcia, 23, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough on Monday, June 29, to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, Guerrero-Garcia admitted that he fired a […]

Accident involving alcohol

UTV crash injures 3; driver later arrested for driving while intoxicated

Three people were hurt Saturday night in northern Macon County when a utility terrain vehicle ran off a country road and overturned three miles south of Gifford on Festival Avenue. A passenger, 21-year old Justin Adams of La Plata received serious injuries while another passenger, 21-year old Tristan Collier of Atlanta, Missouri received moderate injuries. […]

Ambulance with Medic Symbol (accident)

Four teenage girls injured in UTV crash near Powersville

Four teens from Smithville sustained injuries when a utility vehicle overturned four miles northwest in Powersville on the morning of Wednesday, June 17th. Two 13-year-old girls and two 14-year-old girls were transported by private vehicle to the Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville. Injuries for the 13-year-old driver and a 14-year-old passenger were moderate while […]

Deadly Crash

Patrol releases details of crash that claimed the life of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark

The Highway Patrol has released information on the two-vehicle accident one mile north of Osborn the morning of Wednesday, June 3rd that caused the DeKalb County Sheriff’s death. A crash report shows an ambulance transported the sheriff, 43-year-old Andrew Clark of Maysville, to Mosaic Life Care of Saint Joseph. He was pronounced dead at the […]

Prison Sentence

Chicago man caught driving in north Missouri with drugs sentenced to 15-years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri was sentenced in federal court for possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 29, 2019, Phyfiher pleaded guilty to one […]

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 […]