Assessing the scene
Two Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers process the scene Thursday in a two vehicle accident which occurred at 10:45 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Hwy. 61 and Creech Lane. Seriously injured in the accident was Donald Tapley, 64, of Elsberry. He was airlifted from the scene by ARCH. According to the report, Tapley was driving a 2004 Ford F-150 and crossed the lane divider and made contact with a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Justin Simpson, 64, of Evansville, Ill. Both drivers were using seat belts.