10 Die on Missouri Highways Over Weekend
Posted on July 19th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
The Missouri Highway Patrol responded in nine counties to accidents that killed 10 people over the weekend. Car accidents, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, and a pedestrian hit and run were among the tragic events. Twelve people died over the July 4th weekend and that number included local police agencies in addition to the Missouri Highway Patrol. Therefore, this past weekend was more deadly than the last holiday weekend as there were 10 fatalities that the Missouri Highway Patrol worked alone. This number does not account for any injuries or fatalities reported by any local agencies.
First Crash: Saline County: A 27 year old man was struck and killed while walking along I-70 by a hit and run driver.
Second Crash: Cole County: Two Jefferson City men were killed in a head on car crash. Both men died at the scene. The 36 year old driver crossed the center line and crashed into the 30 year old driver. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Third Crash: Franklin County where a 32 year-old St. Louis man died when the car he was driving veered off the road and overturned.
Fourth Crash: Greene County: An 87 year-old man died when he drove into the path of another car on US Hwy 160
Fifth Crash: Jasper County: A 46 year-old man was riding a bicycle Saturday morning when he was struck from behind by a pick-up. According to police, the driver of the pick-up never saw the bicyclist.
Six Crash: Clay County: A 44 year old-man and his passenger where thrown from their vehicle when it overturned after the driver proceeded to pass illegally. The passenger sustained serious injuries.
Seventh Crash: Macon County: A 31 year old man was thrown from his car after neurontin crossing the centerline, running off the road, striking a ditch, mailbox and cable box.
Eighth Crash: Buchanan County: A 25 year old man was killed on his dirt bike when he was hit by a southbound Jeep. He was not wearing a helmet according to patrol while operating his motorcycle.
Ninth Crash: Newton County: A five year old girl died in a two-car crash on US 60, east of Neosho. Eight additional people were injured, four sustained serious injuries. According to patrol, a car ran a stop sign and pulled into the path of the car the five year old was a passenger. Both cars went down an embankment. The child died at the scene and the driver other car is being investigated for blood alcohol.
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