Man seriously injured in Benton
A Warsaw man sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 6:05 p.m. Friday in Benton County.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Wayne V. Kline, 68, was driving south on U.S. Highway 65, three-tenths of a mile north of state Route HH, when his vehicle crossed the median, went airborne and entered the northbound lanes. His vehicle then traveled off the east side of the road, struck a ditch, traveled up an embankment through a fence and came to rest in a field.
Kline, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken by Life Flight to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia for his injuries.
Two injured in Sedalia rollover accident
Two people sustained injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 3:23 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of South Ohio Avenue and East 13th Street.
According to a Sedalia Police Department report, Kimberly McGregor, 36, of the 1800 block of South Vermont Avenue, was driving north on Ohio Avenue preparing to make a left turn to travel west on 13th Street. As she started her turn, another northbound vehicle driven by Christopher Bemiss, 32, of Kentucky, passed McGregor on the left side at a high rate of speed and the two vehicles collided.
The impact caused Bemiss’ vehicle to slide sideways and rolled twice, coming to rest on its top.
A third parked vehicle sustained minor damage.
Bemiss was taken by Pettis County Ambulance District to Bothwell Regional Health Center for lower back pain, injury to his right leg and bleeding from his nose. McGregor complained of head pain and stated she would seek medical treatment on her own at BRHC.
Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and were towed. According to the report, during an inspection on McGregor’s vehicle, the left turn signal was found stuck in the “on” position.
Several broken beer bottles were found in Bemiss’ vehicle and one unbroken bottle was open and empty. However, it is unknown if alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident.
According to a witness interviewed by SPD at the scene, McGregor was northbound on Ohio Avenue when Bemiss crossed the road at 13th Street. McGregor tried to swerve to avoid an impact. Bemiss’ vehicle collided into the side of McGregor’s vehicle, causing his to slide sideways, go airborne and roll.
An investigation is ongoing.
— Compiled by Nicole Cooke