Tag Archives: Fatality

Memphis Man Killed When Car Plunges Into Des Moines River

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 […]

Volunteer Killed in Fire Truck Crash

A volunteer Scotland County fireman was killed and a passenger was seriously injured when the fire truck they were responding to an emergency in, ran off the road and overturned several times, ejecting both occupants. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jesse W. Ketchum, 33, of Downing, was driving the 1974 Chevrolet C65 fire […]

Ice Fishing Accident Claims Life of Local Woman

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. […]

Memphis Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Tractor Mishap

A Memphis man was seriously injured Sunday morning when the tractor he was attempting to load onto a trailer overturned. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Ronnie G. Kraus, 62, was driving an International Farmall tractor onto a flatbed trailer when the front end began to slide, elevating the front end of the tractor, […]

Memphis Couple Killed in Car Crash Near Belle Plaine, Iowa

All four occupants of a vehicle, including two Memphis residents, were killed Friday afternoon when they were struck by a semi-truck in an accident in Tama County, Iowa. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the fatalities occurred when a 2004 Chevrolet Impala driven by William C. Willis, 68, of San Antonio, TX, pulled into the […]

Milton Truck Driver Among Three Killed In Crashes Blamed on Arizona Dust Storm

A Milton, Iowa truck driver was one of three motorists killed in a pair of deadly chain reaction crashes on an Arizona interstate that are being blamed on a severe dust storm. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety,  three people were killed, including David D. Bechtel, 51, of Milton, Iowa, and a dozen […]

Keosauqua Motorists Killed in Clark County Accident

Two Keosauqua, IA residents were killed in a two-vehicle accident in Clark County on Wednesday May, 23rd at 7:20 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 7:20 p.m. at the intersection of Route C and Route B, three miles north of Wayland. Blaine E. Dehart, 87, and a passenger in […]