July 20, 2006

Three Men Injured in Crash on Highway 136

A father, son and grandson were all injured in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday, July 18th at 7:35 a.m. on Highway 136, seven miles east of Memphis.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Leroy W. Canterbury, 80, of Downing, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet pickup westbound on Highway 136 in the section of the road know by locals as “Blind Man’s Corner”. The truck ran off the roadway entering the curve. The driver overcorrected and the truck then ran off the north side of the road striking a ditch.

The impact of the collision crumpled the cab of the truck and pinned two passengers in the cab of the truck.

The Scotland County Rescue Squad used the Jaws of Life to extricate Joseph J. Canterbury, 24 and his father Joseph C. Canterbury, 45, of Burlington, IA. Both men sustained moderate injuries in the crash. Leroy Canterbury suffered minor injuries in the accident.

All three men were transported by the Scotland County Ambulance Service to Scotland County Memorial Hospital.

The Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the rescue squad, ambulance service, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department, MoDOT and Gorin first responders.

The accident forced Highway 136 to be closed for approximately 30 minutes.

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