Aug. 15 Crash Reports


Man killed in Moniteau accident

A New Haven man was killed in a two-vehicle accident at 12:15 a.m. Saturday in Moniteau County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Joshua F. Blankenship, 27, of Sedalia, was driving west on U.S. Highway 50, east of the West Business 50 junction, when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck an eastbound vehicle driven by Graden D. Lovelace, 20, head-on. After impact, both vehicles caught fire.

Lovelace was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:02 a.m. by Moniteau County Coroner Lloyd Fulks.

Blankenship was taken by Mid-Mo Ambulance District and then Staff for Life to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

Reports indicate Lovelace was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident but Blankenship was not.

Two injured in Johnson wreck

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 5 p.m. Thursday in Johnson County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Randy W. Barker, 57, of Odessa, was driving east on Business 13 at Hawthorne Boulevard as he attempted to cross the intersection and overtook and struck the rear of a northbound vehicle driven by Monica A. Trautman, 27, of Emma. Trautman’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the road.

Barker and Trautman were both taken by Johnson County Ambulance District to Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg with minor injuries.

Reports indicate both Barker and Trautman were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Sedalia woman arrested for DWI

A Sedalia woman was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated after a single-vehicle accident at 7:14 a.m. Friday in Saline County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Jill M. Bremer, 34, was driving east as she entered Interstate 70 at the 78.4 mile-marker and she attempted to avoid another vehicle. Her vehicle hydroplaned, causing her to lose control of the vehicle. It then traveled off the right side of the road and overturned.

Bremer and a passenger in her vehicle, Carol M. Bremer, 60, were both taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with minor injuries.

Reports indicate both women were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Cole Camp man hurt in Benton

A Cole Camp man sustained moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 10:58 p.m. Saturday in Benton County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Frank J. Foster, 42, of Warsaw, was driving south on state Route F, south of Chat Avenue, when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a barbed wire fence.

A passenger in his vehicle, Steven L. Wampler, 53, was taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center for his injuries.

Reports indicate Foster was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident but Wampler was not.

— Compiled by Nicole Cooke

Sedalia Democrat

— Compiled by Nicole Cooke

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