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 […]

Accident involving alcohol

ATV demolished in crash on railroad tracks; driver accused of DWI

Two people were hurt early Sunday when an all-terrain vehicle overturned near Lawson. A passenger, 40-year old Timothy Andersen of Excelsior Springs, was taken to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. The driver, 40-year old Aaron Kelley of Lawson, refused treatment at the scene for moderate injuries. The ATV overturned after traveling on railroad tracks. The ATV […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Audio: Every available Missouri state trooper to be on the road and water this Memorial Day weekend

You’ll notice extra Missouri state troopers on the road throughout the long Memorial Day weekend. Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz describes the holiday weekend as the unofficial start of the summer season. “We know that a lot of people are ready to get out and enjoy the outdoors and travel is part of […]

Bicycle Accident

Car hits bicycle rider north of Cameron; driver arrested on multiple allegations

A car and bicycle accident Tuesday night one mile north of Cameron injured two people and the arrest of one. Thirty-four-year-old Travis Pyzer of Plattsburg was northbound on Route EE when his car sideswiped a bicyclist, 34-year-old Pride Willis of Cameron. Both men were taken by ambulance to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. A trooper […]

Head-On Collision or crash

Two injured in nearly head-on crash west of Chillicothe

Two people were injured when two vehicles collided nearly head-on, Monday afternoon seven miles west of Chillicothe. Eighteen-year-old Dallas Hall of Jamesport received serious injuries as he was riding in a pickup driven by 17-year- old Dylan Tolle of Chillicothe. The driver of the other vehicle, 74-year-old James Fish of Jamesport, received moderate injuries. Both […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Second COVID-19 death recorded in Missouri

An assisted living woman in her 80s is Springfield’s first coronavirus related death. During a press conference today, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in southwest Missouri announced the casualty – Missouri’s second COVID-19 related death today. The patient lived in Morningside of Springfield East. Three other patients have tested positive from the same assisted living […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Authorities called to Walmart when shoppers disrupt store operations

Chillicothe Police were called to Walmart at 8 o’clock Sunday night on a report of peace disturbance and trespassing. Police report two people had entered the business and attempted to obtain a larger amount of limited product than the business allowed. When advised of the store limits, the two individuals allegedly became loud and vulgar […]