Category Archives: Accidents

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 […]

Memphis Man Hurt in Crash With Tractor

Written on September 4, 2018 at 2:15 pm, by

A Memphis man sustained minor injuries in a crash with a farm tractor on Sunday afternoon at 1:15 p.m. in Scotland County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Mark Mattingly, 66, of Memphis, was westbound on Highway 136 five miles east of Memphis in a 2004 Chevrolet pickup. Mattingly attempted to pass a westbound […]

Local Woman Helps Save Kayaker, Dog in Boating Accident on Des Moines River

Written on September 4, 2018 at 2:13 pm, by

A Memphis woman was in the right place at the right time last week to aid a kayaker and her canine companion and avert a disaster. Tammy Wheeler was helping a friend unload a boat at the boat dock near the Hotel Manning in Keosauqua, IA when they first spotted the kayak approaching the Main […]

Downing Woman Hurt in Crash Near Adair

Written on August 21, 2018 at 4:43 pm, by

A Downing woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident in Adair County at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 16th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Peggy S. Goodin, 60, sustained moderate injuries in the accident. Goodin was southbound on Route J, four miles northwest of Adair, in a 1998 Chevrolet Metro when she swerved […]

Texas Driver Air Evac-ed From Crash Scene

Written on July 24, 2018 at 12:52 pm, by

A Texas motorist was flown from the scene of a three-vehicle accident in rural Scotland County on Thursday, July 19th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Bradley P. Edmonds, 57, of Corpus Christi, TX, was flown by Air Evac helicopter from the scene of the crash on Highway 15, three miles north of Memphis. […]

Lancaster Man Killed in Crash in Macon County

Written on July 16, 2018 at 11:11 am, by

A Lancaster man was killed and his wife seriously injured in a one vehicle crash July 5th at 10:43 a.m. in Macon County. According to the Missouri state Highway Patrol, Danny L. Welte, 73, died when he was ejected from the vehicle he was a passenger in, during a crash that occurred on Highway 63, […]

Couple Air Evac-ed From Gorin Crash Scene

Written on June 12, 2018 at 4:55 pm, by

Two crash victims were flown from the scene of an accident near Arbela on Friday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jesse G. Bass, 43, of Gorin was northbound on Route H, three miles north of Arbela when the 2009 Pontiac G6 he was driving went off the right side of the roadway. […]

Father, Son Hurt In ATV Crash Near Wyaconda

Written on May 31, 2018 at 11:20 am, by

An Iowa boy was seriously injured when he and his father were ejected from an all-terrain vehicle in a Saturday evening accident near Wyaconda. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Tony R. Hiatt, 43, of LeClaire, IA was westbound on County Road 230, five miles south of Wyaconda at 8:10 p.m. when the 1994 […]

Memphis Teen Air-Evaced From Knox County Crash Scene

Written on May 29, 2018 at 4:49 pm, by

A Memphis teenager was seriously injured in one-vehicle crash in Knox County at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 25th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Glen Oberholtzer, 17, was eastbound on Highway 6, three miles west of Edina when he lost control of the 2008 Ford Ranger he was driving. The truck ran off […]

Memphis Man Ejected When Motorcycle Strikes Deer

Written on May 29, 2018 at 4:41 pm, by

A Memphis man was hurt in an early morning motorcycle crash in rural Scotland County on Wednesday, May 23rd. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Robert A. Tinkle, 35, was eastbound on Route CC, one mile east of Route B at 5:10 a.m. when the 2006 Harley Davidson he was riding struck a deer […]