March 8 Crash Reports


Two seriously injured in accident

Two people were injured in a vehicle accident at 10:45 p.m. Friday in Johnson County.

Thomas A. Long, 16, of Higginsville was driving west on state Route YY near Mount Olive Road when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, then returned to the roadway.

Thomas then over-corrected, causing the vehicle to again travel off the right side of the roadway, where it overturned and struck several trees, ejecting the passenger, Aasta Fykse, 17, of Steinstoe, Norway, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.

Long was taken to Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence by Johnson County Ambulance District with serious injuries. Fykse was transported to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City by Lifeflight Air Ambulance, also with serious injuries.

Reports indicate Thomas was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, but Fykse was not.

Man arrested for DWI

A Appleton City man was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated after three people were injured in a single-vehicle accident at 11:35 p.m. Saturday in Henry County.

Justin L. Riggs, 28, was driving west on SW 1000 Road, about 500 feet west of state Route 52, when he lost control, causing his vehicle to travel off the south side of the road and overturn.

A passenger, Peter M. Creasy, 23, of Appleton City, was taken by ambulance to Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City with moderate injuries. A second passenger, Cameron R. Todd, 22, of Rockville, was taken by Life Flight Eagle Air Ambulance to Research Medical Center in Kansas City with serious injuries.

Riggs sustained minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene.

Reports indicate none of the three men involved were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Riggs was also arrested on charges of two counts of second degree assault.

Clinton residents hurt in Henry

Two Clinton residents sustained moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 4:25 p.m. Sunday in Henry County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Devin S. Wendegatz, 21, was driving south on state Route 13 at state Route 52 when he lost control of his motorcycle and it traveled off the road. It then struck a sign and came to rest.

Wendegatz was taken by Life Flight to Research Medical Center in Kansas City. His passenger, Garrett W. Garvin, 20, was taken by Golden Valley Ambulance to the hospital.

Reports indicate both Garvin and Wendegatz were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Six injured in Pettis wreck

Six people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 6:20 p.m. Sunday in Pettis County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Angelica Hernandez Silva, 34, of Sedalia, was driving east on state Route B, east of Rager Road, when her vehicle crossed the center line and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Sharon S. Martin, 44, of Butler.

Silva’s vehicle then traveled off the left side of the road, where it struck the ditch and overturned before striking a tree and a fence, coming to rest on the passenger side. Martin’s vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and struck a fence.

Silva and two of her passengers, Eduardo Apoliner, 37, and Liliana Apoliner, 4, both of Sedalia, sustained injuries but refused treatment at the scene.

Another passenger, Claudia Apoliner, 14, of Sedalia, was taken by Staff For Life to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. Another passenger, Robert L. Lloyd, 42, of Warsaw, was taken by ambulance to Bothwell Regional Health Center.

Martin was taken by ambulance to Bothwell with minor injuries.

Reports indicate Liliana Apoliner was the only occupant in both vehicles using a safety device at the time of the accident.

Warrensburg man seriously injured

A Warrensburg man sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 11:33 p.m. Sunday in Johnson County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Dane T. Wagler, 20, was driving east on U.S. Highway 50, east of Devasher Road, when he failed to negotiate a curve, causing his motorcycle to travel into the median and overturn, ejecting Wagler.

Wagler, who was wearing a helmet, was taken by Johnson County Ambulance District to Research Medical Center in Kansas City for his injuries.

Sedalia woman arrested for DWI

A Sedalia woman was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated after she and a child were injured in a single-vehicle accident at 9:08 a.m. Monday in Pettis County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Christina H. Horn, 23, was driving north on state Route B when her vehicle traveled off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned.

Horn was taken by Pettis County Ambulance District to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries. Her passenger, Devin Horn, 3, of Sedalia, was also taken by PCAD to University Hospital with minor injuries.

Reports indicate both Christina and Devin were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Christina was also arrested on charges of failure to drive in a single lane, failure to secure a child in a safety seat, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance, no seat belt and endangering the welfare of a child.

Rocky Mount teen hurt in Morgan

A Rocky Mount teenager sustained moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 3:54 p.m. Saturday in Morgan County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Summer M. Hoffman, 13, was driving north in the 27000 block of State Road when she fell from her ATV after striking a bump on a trail.

Hoffman, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken by Mid-Mo Ambulance District to Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach for her injuries.

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 and Hope Lecchi

Sedalia Democrat

— Compiled by Nicole Cooke and Hope Lecchi

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