Nov. 3 Crash Reports


Man injured in motorcycle crash

A Warsaw man sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 6:35 p.m. Sunday in Benton County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Donnie W. Hensley, 58, was driving south in the 24000 block of state Route BB when his motorcycle struck a deer in the road. The impact caused his vehicle to overturn, ejecting Hensley.

Hensley, who was wearing a helmet, was taken by Warsaw-Lincoln Ambulance District to Bothwell Regional Health Center for his injuries.

One injured in Sedalia accident

One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 11:55 a.m. Friday near the intersection of East Broadway Boulevard and South Ohio Avenue.

According to a Sedalia Police Department report, Shanna D. Johnson, 35, of the 300 block of West Fifth Street, was driving east on Broadway Boulevard as she proceeded through the intersection at Ohio Avenue — she told officers her light was green or could have been yellow.

According to Johnson, a northbound vehicle driven by Anthony R. Caldwell, 39, of the 1000 block of South Osage Avenue, came to the intersection, didn’t stop and made a right turn. The two vehicles then collided.

Caldwell told officers he had a red light on Ohio and stopped at the intersection. He said the light was only red for a few seconds; once it turned green he began to make a right turn. According to Caldwell, Johnson did not obey the traffic light and came into the intersection, then impact occurred.

A passenger in Johnson’s vehicle, Katye M. Johnson, age unknown, of the 300 block of West Fifth Street, had injury to her left shoulder and head, where she struck the dashboard. She was taken by Pettis County Ambulance District to Bothwell Regional Health Center.

Reports indicate both Shanna and Katye were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Caldwell was wearing a seat belt and two juvenile passengers were in booster seats.

Officers obtained video footage from a nearby business, but it does not clearly show who had the green light.

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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