January 22, 2004

Memphis Woman Hurt In Crash Near Cemetery

A Memphis woman suffered moderate injuries after a crash sent her car down a steep embankment on Highway 136 near the Memphis Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

Emergency service workers freed Josephine N. Eager, 90, from her vehicle and numerous volunteers helped to transfer her from the car up the steep hill to the awaiting ambulance.

Eager was taken by Scotland County Ambulance to Scotland County Memorial Hospital.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Eager was westbound in a 1987 Buick when she pulled into the path of an oncoming semi driven by Timothy E. Pearson, 34, of Unionville. The semi truck impacted Eagers car in the rearend forcing it to spin out and run off the north side of the road and down the embankment.

Pearson was uninjured in the crash and his truck sustained only minor damage.

Eager was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

The Memphis Police Department, Scotland County Sheriffs Department, MoDOT. And the Scotland County Fire and Rescue Squad assisted the patrol at the scene.

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