Five Injured In Weekend Accidents

Five were injured in accidents over the weekend, including one with serious injuries.

Saturday at 1:59 am, an accident on US 36 that was the result of a previous accident and left one driver with serious injuries.  Twenty year old Triston Walmsley of Spickard was flown to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries following the accident.  According to the Highway Patrol, Walmsley was westbound and had stopped sideways in the roadway due a previous accident.  Thirty-four year old Heather Meyers of Mexico was also westbound and did not see the Walmsley car and struck the car on the drivers side door.  A third vehicle, driven by 52 year old Randy Paredes of Goshen, Indiana ran into the back of the van driven by Myers.  Myers was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, Paredes was not injured.

Sunday at about 2:40 am in Sullivan County, slick roads played a part in an accident on Missouri Highway 6, near Green Castle.  Troopers report 35 year old April Weaver of Green City was eastbound on Highway 6 and lost control on the ice covered roadway, ran off the left side of the road and her pick-up overturned.  She was not wearing a safety belt and was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

A 16 year old from Dawn was taken to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe following a single vehicle accident on Route C, 5 miles southwest of Chillicothe.  Troopers report 16 year old Michael Koehl was westbound and did not make it through a curve.  He overcorrected and went off the right side of the road and hit an embankment.  He was wearing a safety belt.

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