PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (July 8, 2009) — Numerous crashes during the last week in and around Pulaski County involved seven people and totaled six vehicles, but some of them weren’t reported by state troopers until several days after the wrecks.
A local contractor, Steven Dalgetty, 50, of Devil’s Elbow, totaled his 1991 Chevrolet pickup on June 29 on Route Z about a mile east of the St. Robert city limits at the Exit 163 junction.
According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, Dalgetty had been eastbound at 8 a.m. when he ran off the right side of the roadway, striking an embankment and a tree before coming to rest. Dalgetty, who had not been wearing his seat belt, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla by Pulaski County Ambulance District personnel. His pickup was removed by Jack’s Towing of St. Robert.
About 8 p.m. Friday, troopers responded to a report of a motorcycle wreck on Highway 17 south of Buckhorn near Sonora Lane. Initial reports indicated that the motorcyclist had left the area, but according to a state patrol crash report issued after the wreck, Ralphell L. Hines, 32, of Dixon, had been riding a 2006 Yamaha southbound when he ran off the right side of the roadway onto loose gravel which caused him to slide, overturn, and be thrown from the motorcycle. Hines, who had been wearing his helmet, suffered moderate injuries and was transported by private vehicle to General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.
His motorcycle was totaled and removed by Jack’s Towing.
A Saturday morning wreck on Highway PP off Highway 28 about six miles northeast of Exit 163 has already been reported, but state troopers issued a correction on the driver’s age. John T. Routh, 16, totaled a 1995 GMC Sierra in an 8:20 a.m. wreck that left him with moderate injuries. Details of that crash were previously reported here: Crocker teen suffers bloody crash.
A second wreck on south Highway 17, this one about four miles south of Interstate 44, totaled a 1994 Toyota Corolla at 4:15 p.m. Sunday when, according to state troopers, Nina M. Medlock, 38, of Osage Beach, was northbound on Highway 17, ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, drove back onto the roadway, overturned, and ran off the right side of the roadway before coming to rest.
Medlock, who had been wearing her seat belt, was transported by Pulaski County Ambulance District personnel to St. John’s Hospital in Lebanon for treatment of moderate injuries. Her vehicle was removed by Jack’s Towing.
A Monday afternoon motorcycle wreck on Highway J near the Phelps/Pulaski county line totaled a 1983 Honda CX650 motorcycle ridden by Stephen W. Arrowsmith, 22, of Plato. According to state patrol reports, Arrowsmith had been southbound on Highway J about five miles south of Exit 169 of Interstate 44 at 1:08 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve, travelled across the center line, went off the left side of the road, and ran into a ditch where he was thrown from the motorcycle.
Arrowsmith, who had been wearing his helmet, was transported by ambulance to Phelps County Regional Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries. His motorcycle was totaled and removed by C&C Towing.
A sleepy driver appears to have been the cause of a 2:20 a.m. two-vehicle wreck Tuesday on Interstate 44 at mile marker 168.
According to state patrol reports, Joann M. Overgaard, 33, of New Braunfels, Texas, was westbound in a 2005 Chevrolet when she fell asleep and struck a westbound 1998 Lincoln in the rear that was driven by Larry E. Woods, 62, of Springfield. Overgaard’s vehicle then ran into the median and struck the cable barrier.
Woods was not hurt but Overgaard suffered minor injuries and was transported by Pulaski County Ambulance District personnel to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla. Both had been wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.
Overgaard’s vehicle was totaled and Woods’ vehicle was extensively damaged. Both were removed by Jack’s Towing.
In unrelated incidents, state troopers arrested four people in or near Pulaski County during the holiday weekend for various offenses:
• Bradley A. Williams, 28, of Plato, was arrested at 9:36 p.m. Saturday on numerous charges including felony resisting by fleeing, felony resisting with an arrest for a felony, driving while intoxicated, two counts of speeding, and two counts of careless and imprudent driving. Williams was taken to the Pulaski County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.
• Clifton D. Cunningham, 49, of St. Robert, was arrested at 2 a.m. Sunday in Laclede County for felonious driving while intoxicated, driving while his license was suspended, and failure to make a turn from the turn lane. Cunningham was taken to the Laclede County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.
• Adetokunbo A. Adegbuyi, 26, of Florissant, was arrested at 4:25 p.m. Monday for speeding and on a felony warrant for dangerous drugs from St. Charles County. Adegbuyi was taken to the Pulaski County Jail where he was eligible for bond.
• Christina L. Burton, 39, of Waynesville, was arrested at 10:20 p.m. Monday for driving while intoxicated as a prior offender, driving while her license was revoked and speeding. Burton was taken to the Pulaski County Jail and subsequently released.