PH woman in crash

A Pleasant Hope woman was involved in a two-vehicle crash Saturday, April 7, north of Springfield, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Lorri J. Sheets, 53, of Pleasant Hope was southbound on Route H four miles north of Springfield at 12:50 p.m. April 7 when the 2017 Ford Expedition she was driving struck a southbound 1999 Ford F-150 in the rear as the F-150 was turning left. Andrew R. Rayman, 62, of Springfield was driving the F-150.

Rayman’s passenger, Robin L. Baker, 44, of Springfield, suffered minor injuries. She was taken by ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield.

Sheets, Rayman and Baker all were wearing seat belts.

Crash south of Buffalo

A Wisconsin woman was injured Friday, April 6, in a two-vehicle crash south of Buffalo, according to the Highway Patrol.

Cicily S. Moriarty, 17, of Buffalo was westbound on Rocksdale Road three miles south of Buffalo at 4:50 p.m. April 6 when the 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer she was driving pulled into the path of a 2012 GMC Denali, which was northbound on U.S. 65. The GMC was driven by Ryan L. Walles, 18, of Wausaukee, Wis.

Walles’ passenger, Christine A. Pomeroy, 45, of Wausaukee, Wis., suffered minor injuries. She was taken by ambulance to Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar.

Moriarty, Walles and Pomeroy all were wearing seat belts.

Crash in Fair Grove

Two men were injured Thursday, April 5, in a three-vehicle crash in Fair Grove, according to the Highway Patrol.

Dennis E. Hase, 81, of Brighton was northbound on Route AF at 11:40 a.m. April 5 when the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 he was driving failed to yield and attempted to cross Route CC. A westbound 2007 International fire truck, with emergency equipment activated and driven by Nelson R. Prewitt, 49, of Brighton, struck the 2003 Silverado. This caused the 2003 Silverado to slide into a southbound 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, which was parked. The 2002 Silverado then struck a pedestrian and a guardrail.

The fire truck was with the Ebenezer Fire Protection District and was responding to a grass fire, according to KSPR.

The pedestrian, Ronald L. McGilvray, 67, of Mendon, suffered serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Hase suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital, Springfield.

Hase and Prewitt were wearing seat belts.

Tunas man in crash

A Tunas man was involved in a five-vehicle crash Tuesday, April 3, in Osage County, according to the Highway Patrol.

Nathan B. Duff, 30, of Tunas was southbound on U.S. 63 at Route JJ in Osage County at 1:30 p.m. April 3 when the 2007 International he was driving struck a southbound 2013 Dodge Dart in the rear. The Dodge, driven by Tina M. Fountain, 47, of Ballwin, then struck a southbound 2008 Chevrolet Suburban in the rear. The Chevrolet, driven by Rebecca A. Weyrauch, 32, of Ava, then struck a southbound 1999 Buick LeSabre in the rear. The Buick, driven by David W. Harper, 55, of Dixon, then struck a southbound 2001 Jeep Cherokee in the rear. The Dodge, Chevrolet and Buick had been stopped behind the Jeep, driven by Taylor J. Allen, 26, of Freeburg, as it was making a left turn. The Chevrolet and the Buick went off the right side of the road and down an embankment.

Fountain suffered moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, Columbia. Allen’s passenger, Tori D. Allen, 26, of Freeburg, suffered minor injuries and was taken to University Hospital, Columbia.

Harper was pronounced dead at 2:15 p.m. April 3 by the acting medical examiner, Osage County Sheriff Michael Bonham.

This was Troop F’s 10th fatality for 2018.

Duff, Fountain, Weyrauch and the Allens were wearing seat belts, but Harper was not.

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