Marshall man killed in Johnson
A Marshall pedestrian was killed in a four-vehicle accident at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday in Johnson County.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, southbound vehicles driven by Ember N. Johnson, 27, of Higginsville, and Kimberly D. Leimkuehler, 45, also of Higginsville, were stopped in traffic on state Route 13, 1,092 feet south of NW 1150 Road. A southbound semi-truck driven by Justin Kidd, 37, of Knob Noster, overtook and struck the rear of Johnson’s vehicle, and his truck continued off the road.
Johnson’s vehicle then struck Leimkuehler’s vehicle and overturned while traveling off the left side of the road.
Meanwhile, Kidd’s vehicle returned to the road and struck a pedestrian, John W. Johnson, 47, and a northbound vehicle driven by James R. White, 36, of Higginsville, before traveling off the left side of the road. Kidd’s vehicle then struck a fence. White’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a fence.
John Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:50 p.m. by Coroner C.L. Holdren.
Kidd was taken by ambulance to Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg with minor injuries.
Ember Johnson was taken by ambulance to Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence with minor injuries.
White was taken by private vehicle to Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington with minor injuries.
Reports indicate both Ember Johnson and White were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, but Kidd was not.
Warrensburg teen injured in crash
A Warrensburg teenager was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday in Johnson County.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Thomas T. Jaques, 17, was driving west on County Road SE 150, west of County Road SE 200, when he lost control of his vehicle while traveling through a curved portion of the road and it began skidding and sliding. His vehicle then traveled off the north side of the road and overturned.
Jaques, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken by private vehicle to Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg with minor injuries.
Two injured in Pettis accident
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 3:28 p.m. Wednesday in Pettis County.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Casey B. Flowers, 23, of Clinton, was driving south on state Route 52 when she failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with state Route E. Her vehicle then struck an eastbound vehicle driven by Sydney L. Miller, 25, of Warsaw. Both vehicles left the road and Miller’s vehicle overturned.
Flowers was taken by private vehicle to seek medical treatment for minor injuries. Miller was taken by Pettis County Ambulance District to Bothwell Regional Health Center with serious injuries.
Reports indicate both Flowers and Miller were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
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