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Motorists: ‘buckle up’ and pay attention

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:39 am

Warm April days find more motorists on Missouri’s roadways. Some are on a mission, while others are just out on a leisurely drive to see the sights of spring. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists that law enforcement will be out in full force on April 14, cracking down on unbelted motorists, and encouraging drivers to not drive distracted. April is National Distracted Driving Month. This

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  • Ottinger injured in accident

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:39 am

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Robert Ottinger, 59, of Foristell, sustained minor injuries in a one-car accident March 29 in Lincoln County. The accident occurred on Hwy. 61 in the southbound lanes at the Cuivre River Bridge at 9:53 a.m. According to the report, Ottinger was driving a 2002 Saturn SL1 when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a guard rail. He was

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  • Man killed in three-car accident on Hwy. 79

    Posted on March 31, 2014 at 9:05 am

    One person was killed in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred at 1:30 p.m. on Hwy. 79 just south of Winfield. According to the Patrol’s report, a 2002 Jeep Cherokee driven by Samantha Russo, 30, of Foley, was traveling north on Hwy. 79 and sideswiped a northbound 2003 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Ray Farris, 79, of Foley. A 1993

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  • Several accidents reported in county

    Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:58 am

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol released information concerning accidents with injuries including one which left a woman seriously injured. On March 24 at 3:50 p.m. there was a one-car accident on Hwy. 47 west of Lindsey Road. The Patrol said a 1996 Chevy Lumina driven by Catherine Shelton, 20, of Winfield traveled off the south side of the road, struck a driveway embankment and overturned. She was not in a

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  • Three accidents result in injuries

    Posted on March 24, 2014 at 9:29 am

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported three recent accidents resulting in injuries. On March 10 there was an accident on Hwy. 47 west of Mo 147 at 4:40 p.m. According to the report, a 2009 Toyota Corolla driven by Ronald Dudley, 63, of Troy slowed for an emergency vehicle and his vehicle was struck from behind by a 2010 Honda Civic driven by Alyssa Collins, 18, of Foley. Both were

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  • Moberly man seriously injured, family injured in separate accidents

    Posted on March 18, 2014 at 8:56 am

    A Moberly man was seriously injured March 6 in a one-vehicle accident on Hwy. 47 just north of Route AA, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Time of the accident was 6:15 p.m. The report said a 1992 Ford Ranger driven by Donald Meyer, 56, of Moberly, failed to negotiate a curve. The Ranger traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility

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  • County sheriff’s office to participate in youth seat belt enforcement

    Posted on March 3, 2014 at 9:14 am

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announced they are joining with statewide law enforcement March 15-31 for an aggressive youth seat belt mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities. Only 67 percent of Missouri teens wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Eight out of 10 teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled. Under the Graduated Driver’s License

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