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Highway Patrol Accident and Arrest Reports For Tuesday

StateTroopers report one accident and one arrest in the local counties Tuesday.

An accident in Linn County left an Independence man with moderate injuries Tuesday evening.  State Troopers report 37-year-old Ronald Wheeler of Independence was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Preston Kleoppel of Independence.  Kleoppel was southbound on Route M, east of Purdin, when he collided with a pilot car in a construction zone.  The drivers were uninjured.  Wheeler was not wearing a safety belt and was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital for treatment.


A St. Joseph man was arrested in Caldwell County Tuesday night.  State Troopers arrested 24-year-old Ethan Hawks of St. Joseph on a St Joe Police warrant for alleged failure to appear on a charge of alleged no insurance.  He was held at the Caldwell County Detention Center pending the posting of bond.