1 killed, 10 injured in 2 seperate Friday accidents


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1 killed, 5 injured in Johnson County accident

A Sedalia woman was killed in a two vehicle accident at 11:44 a.m. Friday in Johnson County.

Denise Townsend, 50, of Sedalia was pronounced dead on the scene by Johnson County Assistant coroner Steve Brace, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.

The accident occurred when a vehicle driven by Randy J. Keller, 19, of Knob Noster was traveling partially on the right shoulder and in the right lane of traffic on U.S. Highway 50, westbound 0.63 miles east of state Highway D when a trailer unit he was towing was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Kristy A. Allcorn, 31, of Sedalia.

Both vehicles traveled off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle driven by Allcorn overturned and came to a rest on its side.

The vehicle driven by Keller came to a rest on its wheels.

Allcorn was transported by Johnson County Ambulance to Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence where she was treated for minor injuries.

Three passengers in Allcorn’s vehicle, were transported by Johnson County Ambulance to Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence for injuries.

Kimberly K. Bosworth, 48, of Sedalia, was treated for minor injuries.

Justin L. Cundiff, 21, of Sedalia, was treated for serious injuries and Sarah E. Redinger, 22 of Sedalia was treated for moderate injuries.

One other passengers in Allcorn’s vehicle, Emmanuel R. Hamilton, 62, of Sedalia was transported by Johnson County Ambulance to Research Hospital in Kansas City with moderate injuries.

No information was provided for possible injuries to Keller.

Reports indicate Keller, Allcorn, Bosworth, and Cundiff were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident while Hamilton, Redinger and Townsend were not.

5 injured in 2 vehicle accident

Five people were injured in a two vehicle accident at 4 p.m. Friday in Pettis County. Kevin W. Prall, 44, was driving on U.S. Highway 65 two miles north of Sedalia when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Micah S. Graviett, 39, of Moberly according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.

The vehicle driven by Prall overturned before coming to rest on its top.

The vehicle driven by Graviett continued to travel southbound before coming to rest.

Prall was transported by air ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. Two passengers in the vehicle, Joni C. Hammond, 36 and Hunter Prall, an infant, were also transported to University Hospital by air ambulance. Hammond was treated for serious injuries and the infant Prall was treated for moderate injuries.

Graviett and a passenger in his vehicle, Aubrey Graviett, 36, both of Moberly were taken to Bothwell Regional Hospital in Sedalia and were treated for moderate injuries.

Reports indicate that Kevin Prall and Hammond were not wearing seat belts, but the infant was wearing a safety device.

Both Micah Graviett and Aubrey Graviett were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident according to reports.

Sedalia Democrat
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