Category Archives: Accidents

Wyaconda Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Written on June 13, 2016 at 3:52 pm, by

A Wyaconda man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Clark County on Saturday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Randy E. Yates died when the motorcycle he was driving crested a hill and ran into the rear of a tractor. The accident occurred at 12:45 p.m. on Route A, four miles north […]

Baring Truck Driver Unhurt in Accident

Written on May 31, 2016 at 9:07 pm, by

A Wayland man escaped a crash with a semi with just minor injuries on May 26th at 4:10 p.m. in Clark County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Gary E. Whitaker, 77, was southbound on MO 81 in a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo and attempted to turn on to Highway 136. Whitaker’s vehicle was struck […]

Recent Grad Killed in Head-on Crash Near Memphis

Written on May 25, 2016 at 3:56 pm, by

Less than two weeks after crossing the podium to accept his high school diploma, a Scotland County graduate was tragically taken from the community in a head-on collision north of Memphis on Tuesday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Chester E. Robinson, 18, of Memphis was pronounced deceased at the scene of a […]

Mother, Infant Son Hurt in Crash Near Memphis

Written on April 26, 2016 at 2:34 pm, by

A mother and her infant son sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident in Scotland County on Thursday afternoon, April 21st. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Caitlynn K. Walter, 18, of Madison was southbound on Highway 15 in a 1998 Mercury van when she ran into the rear of a trailer being towed […]

Ice Fishing Accident Claims Life of Local Woman

Written on February 25, 2016 at 11:36 am, by

An ice fishing outing for a Scotland County couple turned tragic on February 17th when the husband and wife fell through the ice. According to the Missouri State Water Patrol, Judith E. Boyer, 75, died following the accident, which occurred at 3:20 p.m. on the family farm, near Route A, two miles south of Arbela. […]

Luray Woman Hurt in Crash Near Downing

Written on February 23, 2016 at 4:29 pm, by

A Luray woman sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident on icy roads in Scotland County at 7:15 a.m. on February 16th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Erin K. March, 41, was eastbound on Highway 136, three miles east of Downing, when she lost control of her 2007 GMC Envoy on the ice […]

Patrol Reports Five Fatalities During New Year’s Counting Period

Written on January 7, 2016 at 12:12 pm, by

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that there were five fatalities during the New Year’s holiday counting period from 6 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2015 to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2016. Troopers investigated 235 traffic crashes which included 59 injuries and all five of the fatalities. In addition, troopers made 109 arrests for driving […]

Arbela Man Hurt in Roll-Over Crash

Written on January 5, 2016 at 4:33 pm, by

An Arbela man escaped a roll-over crash on January 2nd in Scotland County with just minor injuries. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Keith D. Sperry, 29,  was westbound on Route E two miles west of Wyaconda when the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee that he was driving, ran off the left side of the […]

Flash Floods Make Holiday Travel Deadly Across Missouri

Written on January 5, 2016 at 3:34 pm, by

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two people died in traffic crashes and seven people drowned over the Christmas holiday counting period–from 6 p.m., Thursday, December 24, 2015 to 11:59 p.m., Sunday, December 27, 2015. During this year’s 78-hour counting period, the Patrol investigated 282 traffic crashes, which included 78 injuries and the two fatalities. […]

Hannibal Man Injured in Crash on Highway 136

Written on December 29, 2015 at 2:18 pm, by

Monday’s inclement weather was blamed for at least one accident in Scotland County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a Hannibal man was injured in a two-car crash on Highway 136 at 11:10 a.m. on December 28th. Jesse R. Lochman, 22, was westbound on Highway 136 four miles east of Arbela in a 1999 […]