Category Archives: Accidents

Memphis Man Hurt in Crash on Highway 15

Written on February 12, 2019 at 4:54 pm, by

A Memphis man sustained serious injuries in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Highway 15 south of Memphis. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Travis B. Martin, 31, of Memphis, was southbound in a 2006 Mazda 3 when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle […]

Baring Man Seriously Hurt in Tanker Truck Crash

Written on January 22, 2019 at 1:33 pm, by

A Baring man was seriously injured on Wednesday morning when the tanker truck he was driving ran off the roadway and overturned. The accident occurred at 6:45 a.m. on Highway 15, five miles south of Memphis. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, John M. Tarpein, 66, sustained serious injuries when the 2015 Freightliner he […]

Kahoka Teen Killed in Crash Near Antioch

Written on January 12, 2019 at 4:36 pm, by

A Kahoka teenager was killed and a passenger in his vehicle was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash just before midnight on January 5th in rural Clark County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Damon M. Krogmeier was killed when the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu he was driving travelled off the left side of the […]

Memphis Man Killed When Car Plunges Into Des Moines River

Written on January 8, 2019 at 2:08 pm, by

A one-vehicle accident Friday evening in Keosauqua, IA, claimed the life of a Memphis man. According to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, Gavin Hannah, age 22, died when the vehicle he was a passenger in, apparently missed a turn on a street and entered a boat ramp area that allowed the vehicle to travel […]

Missouri State Patrol Reports Nine Highway Fatalities Over Christmas Holiday

Written on January 3, 2019 at 2:50 pm, by

Nine people died in traffic crashes during the 2018 Christmas holiday weekend. Last year, there were seven fatalities. The 2018 Christmas counting period ran from 6 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2018, through 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, December 25, 2018. During the reporting period, the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 294 vehicle crashes that involved 80 injuries […]

Downing Boy Hurt in Crash

Written on November 20, 2018 at 12:55 pm, by

A Downing boy was injured in a one-vehicle crash in Schuyler County at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, November 17th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cash L. Cunningham, age eight, suffered minor injuries when the vehicle he was  a passenger in, ran off the road and overturned. Caleb L. Cunningham, 33, of Downing was eastbound […]

Baring Man Hurt in Crash With Deer

Written on November 13, 2018 at 5:52 pm, by

A Baring man was injured in a one-vehicle crash in Adair County on November 7th at 1:30 a.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Donnie A. Swartz, 46, suffered minor injuries when the 2009 Mercury Mariner he was driving struck a deer in the roadway. The accident occurred on Highway 11, eight miles east […]

Memphis Man Hurt in Crash on Slick Road

Written on November 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm, by

Slick road conditions Monday afternoon were blamed for a two vehicle accident that left four northeast Missouri residents injured, including a Memphis man. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Michael L. Steeples, 58, of Memphis was southbound on Highway 63 1.3 miles north of Kirksville when the 2004 Ford Ranger he was driving slid […]

LaBelle Man Killed in Crash on Highway 15

Written on October 30, 2018 at 5:48 pm, by

A three-vehicle accident in Scotland County at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 26th claimed the life of a LaBelle man and seriously injured another motorist. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on Highway 15, three miles south of Memphis. Law enforcement indicated the accident occurred as a northbound 2000 Chevrolet Monte […]

Service Dog Helping Local Man Cope With Decade-Old Accident

Written on September 25, 2018 at 1:42 pm, by

Seventeen years ago a car crash nearly claimed the life of a 16-year-old Memphis boy. Doctors didn’t expect Brock Meeks to survive the massive head injuries he sustained when he was thrown from his vehicle that overturned several times. Not only did he survive, but 52 days after the incident, Meeks returned home to resume […]