Minor injuries in local accidents

Posted 8/31/22

Local residents were involved in multiple car accidents last week.

Roger D. Stockton, 71, of Bland, was operating a 2015 Ford F250 on Saturday morning when he rear-ended a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 …

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Minor injuries in local accidents

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Local residents were involved in multiple car accidents last week.

Roger D. Stockton, 71, of Bland, was operating a 2015 Ford F250 on Saturday morning when he rear-ended a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 operated by an Owensville couple and their granddaughter. The family sustained minor injuries.

Both vehicles were traveling west on Highway 28 in Bland when David L. Kamper, 68, of Owensville, slowed to make a right turn into the lower parking lot of Bland Christian Church. Stockton had a load of feed in the bed of the truck when he struck the passenger rear side panel of the Dodge as Kamper attempted to make the turn.

Kamper’s truck spun until it faced the easterly direction and landed in a culvert below Monroe, the private drive. Both vehicles received extensive damage.

Kamper had two passengers, his wife Carol A. Kamper, 68, of Owensville, and a granddaughter whose name ws unlisted, 10, of Rosebud. All three occupants were wearing seatbelts. All three family members were transported to Mercy Hospital Washington by Osage Ambulance District. Stockton, who was uninjured, drove his vehicle from the scene. The Dodge was towed by Owen’s Towing.

Also on Aug. 26, a Vienna man was one of four persons who were involved in a four-vehicle accident in Crawford County. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) reported the accident occurred at 10:44 a.m. on Highway 19 at Birds Nest Road, about five miles north of Steelville. 

The accident took place when a southbound 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by James Gilliam, 33, of Cuba, failed to observe a southbound 2003 Dodge Ram 1500, driven by Gary Evans, 63, of Vienna, and a southbound 2001 Ford Edge, driven by Toby Skaggs, 56, of St. James. The Silverado collided with the rear of the Dodge Ram and traveled off the roadway’s right side. The front of the Dodge Ram struck the rear of the Ford Edge. A southbound 2005 Chrysler Town and Country, driven by Joseph Fuemmeler, 50, of Macon, was behind the Silverado and attempted to avoid the Silverado and traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck the right side of the Silverado. 

Gilliam received minor injuries and was to seek his treatment. He was wearing a safety device. 

The Silverado sustained total damage and was towed by Chris and Sons Towing. The Dodge Ram sustained total damage and the Ford Edge sustained extensive damage. Both were towed by Chuck’s Towing. The Chrysler received minor damage and was driven from the scene. 

A Vichy man sustained serious injuries during the evening hours of Aug. 26 in a deer-related accident.

The MSHP reported the accident occurred in Phelps County on CR 2120, four miles north of Rolla, when a westbound 2006 Honda Shadow, driven by William A. Colgrove, 77, of Vichy, encountered a deer in the roadway, striking it and overturning. 

Colgrove was transported by Phelps Air to Mercy Hospital St. Louis with serious injuries. He was not wearing a safety device, the patrol reported.

The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was secured at a nearby residence. 

A Maries County man was injured on Aug. 23  MSHP reported the accident occurred at 10:15 a.m. on Aug. 23 when an eastbound 2001 International was traveling on Highway 42, seven miles west of Vienna, veered off the right side of the roadway and began overturning. 

The driver, Jake Viebrock, 26, of Stover, received minor injuries. He was transported by Maries-Osage Ambulance to Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was wearing a safety device, the patrol reported.

The vehicle received total damage and was towed by Bledsoe Towing. 

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