Four collisions in county since month began

There were four collisions reported in Moniteau County by the Missouri State Highway Patrol since the begiining of July.

On July 1, at 6:15 p.m., an eastbound 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by David L. Sanders, Tipton, traveled off Highway 50 at Kiely Ford Road, struck a culvert, became airborne and came to rest on Kiely Ford Road. He was reported taken by ambulance to University Hospital, Columbia, with serious imjuries. He was reported wearing a seat belt. The vehicle was reported totaled.

On July 2, at 2:35 p.m., a two-vehicle collision occurred when a southbound 2008 Ford Expedition, driven on Business 50 by Eleanor C. Barbour, California, failed to yield to an eastbound 2003 Toyota Matrix, driven on Highway 50 by Morgan C. Carlson, Tipton. The Carlson vehicle struck the Barbour vehicle on the passenger side, then came to rest on Flag Spring Road. Carlson was transported to St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City, with serious injuries. Both drivers were reported wearing seat belts. The Toyota was reported totaled. The Expedition was reported to have sustained extensive damage but was driven from the scene.

On July 4, two vehicles were reported to have left the road and ended up totaled.

At 5 a.m., an eastbound 1995 Ford F-150, driven by Michael W. Napier, Kingman Ariz., missed a curve, went off the right side of the road, struck a tree and a fence. Napier and a passengr, Marc R. Kortman, also of Kingman, Ariz., were transported to Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City, with moderate injuries. Neither person was reported to have been wearing a seat belt.

At 6 p.m. on the same day, a southbound 2001 Ford Explorer, driven by Holly J. Winkler, California, on East Railroad Road missed a curve one-tenth of a mile south of Hughes Road, ran off the left side of the road, overturned and struck a utility pole. The driver, who was reported to have been wearing a seat belt, sustained minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene.

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