1 injured in 2-vehicle wreck on Highway 13
One person sustained serious injuries in a two-vehicle wreck Friday on Highway 13 in Johnson County.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, at about 3:15 p.m., a 1999 Ford driven by Paul D. Dabbs, 54, of Chilhowee, Missouri, was traveling south on Highway 13 and, for an unknown reason, crossed the center line into the path of a northbound 2009 Dodge Caravan driven by David W. Olson, 52, of Columbia. Olson traveled off the east side of the roadway in attempt to avoid colliding with Dabbs, but was struck by Dabbs on the driver’s side. Olson’s’s vehicle struck a ditch, overturned on its side and struck a utility pole. Dabbs’ vehicle subsequently left the roadway and a different utility pole. Dabbs sustained serious injuries and was life flighted to Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence.
— Compiled by Tim Epperson