March 30 Crash Reports


Warsaw teen seriously injured

Editor’s note: This brief has been updated to correct the spelling of Justine A. Ransdell’s name due to misinformation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A Warsaw teen sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 2:12 p.m. Monday in Benton County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Justine A. Ransdell, 18, of Warsaw, was driving an ATV northbound in the 20000 block of Davis Avenue when she took a turn too sharply and overturned, ejecting all the occupants. The vehicle came to rest on top of one of the occupants.

Ransdell and a passenger, Cheyenne D. Gimm, 14, of Lincoln, both sustained minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene.

Another passenger, Kimberly Ransdell, 16, was taken by Staff for Life Air Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

Reports indicate none of the three occupants were using a safety device at the time of the accident.

Liberty woman hurt in Henry

A Liberty woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 2:55 p.m. Monday in Henry County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Madison J. Kern, 19, was driving south on state Route 13 at SW 41 Road when she lost control of her vehicle, which traveled into the median and overturned.

Kern, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken by Golden Valley EMS to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton with minor injuries.

Man injured in Johnson wreck

An Olathe, Kansas, man sustained moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 10:35 p.m. Monday in Johnson County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Joshua M. Sawyer, 24, was driving north on state Route W at County Road SW 25 when his vehicle traveled off the road, striking the ground and a metal culvert.

Sawyer, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken by Johnson County Ambulance District to Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas, for his injuries.

Information is taken from preliminary Missouri State Highway Patrol and Sedalia Police Department reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved.

— Compiled by Nicole Cooke

Sedalia Democrat

— Compiled by Nicole Cooke

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