Aug. 4 Crash Reports


Clinton man injured in crash

A Clinton man sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 2:05 a.m. Saturday in Henry County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Aaron W. Nance, 29, was driving north on NW 51st Road, a half mile west of state Route 13, when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a bridge.

Nance, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken by Life Flight to Centerpoint Hospital in Independence for his injuries.

Woman injured in hit-and-run

A Warsaw woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 3:45 p.m. Saturday in Benton County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a northbound vehicle driven by an unknown person crossed the centerline on state Route MM, one-tenth of a mile south of state Route 83. Gale D. Autry, 72, of Warsaw, who was driving south, attempted to avoid the other vehicle and traveled off the right side of the road. The unknown vehicle struck Autry’s vehicle before it left the scene.

The vehicle stopped one-tenth of a mile north of the crash location, and the driver fled on foot.

A passenger in Autry’s vehicle, Veletta I. Autry, 63, was taken by private vehicle to an unknown hospital with minor injuries.

Reports indicate both Gale and Veletta were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Knob Noster man injured in crash

A Knob Noster man sustained moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 12:45 a.m. Sunday in Johnson County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Ryan Gilbertson, 20, was driving north on state Route 23, south of NE 625th Road, when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned several times.

Gilbertson, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken by private vehicle to Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg for his injuries.

Ballwin man killed in crash

A Ballwin man was killed in a single-vehicle accident at 10:45 p.m. Sunday in Benton County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Dmitriy V. Balaban, 26, was driving west on Dillon Road, two-tenths of a mile west of Barry Avenue, when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the road, off an embankment, struck a telephone pole and overturned numerous times.

Balaban was pronounced dead at the scene at 11 p.m. by Benton County Coroner Weston Miller.

It is unknown if Balaban was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Warsaw woman injured in Benton

A Warsaw woman sustained moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 9:40 a.m. Monday in Benton County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Ronald E. Harpham, 63, of Warsaw, was driving north on state Route 7, 241 feet north of state Route UU, when he reportedly swerved to miss a deer in the road, causing his vehicle to travel off the right side of the road and strike a ditch.

A passenger in his vehicle, Linda C. Harpham, 64, was taken by Warsaw-Lincoln Ambulance District to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton for her injuries.

Reports indicate both Ronald and Linda were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Sedalia man injured in crash

A Sedalia man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 5:24 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Montgomery Avenue and East 24th Street.

According to a Sedalia Police Department report, Johnny S. Pardee Jr., 34, of the 2700 block of McVey Road, was driving west on East 24th Street when he drove past a road block for a construction area between Montgomery Circle and South New York Avenue. His vehicle struck the rear of a Komatsu front end loader parked at the construction site.

Upon arrival, officers found Pardee in the driver’s seat and pinned inside the vehicle. The Sedalia Fire Department extracted him from the vehicle. Officers detected an odor of marijuana and alcohol inside the vehicle, and once Pardee got out, a marijuana pipe was found where he had been sitting.

Pardee was taken by helicopter to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia for injuries to the head, leg and chest.

A passenger in Pardee’s vehicle, Nick R. Noble, 28, of the 400 block of South Stewart Avenue, was taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center for injuries to his wrist and lower back.

The report also indicates Pardee was driving with a suspended license.

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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