Welcome Visitor
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
179 members currently online.

Highway 17 wreck injuries minor, Plato wreck causes extensive damage
>WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (Sept. 15, 2009) — A single-vehicle crash Monday evening near the Gasconade River Bridge between Crocker and Waynesville caused minor damage to the vehicle and minor damage to two of its occupants, but a head-on wreck south of Fort Leonard Wood early Tuesday morning caused extensive damage to both vehicles.

State troopers reported that Eric H. Vorum, 29, of Crocker, had been northbound on Highway 17 about three miles north of Waynesville when his 2005 Dodge ran off the right side of the roadway at 5:40 p.m. Vorum overcorrected, continued off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole.

Vorum and his passenger, Eric L. Vorum, 49, of St. Robert, both declined medical treatment at the scene and said they’d seek their own medical attention at a later time. The driver had been wearing his seat belt but the passenger had not. Jack’s Towing removed the vehicle.

On Tuesday morning, Julie M. Wright, 44, of Plato, had been southbound on Palace Road in Texas County about a quarter-mile north of Evening Shade at 7:08 a.m. when her 2001 Ford Mustang met a northbound 1999 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Tyler E. Williams, 18, of also of Plato, in a curve and the two vehicles hit head-on in the center of the road.

Wright, Williams, and Williams’ passenger, Ariana F. Woods, 17, of Roby, all suffered minor injuries. Williams refused medical treatment; Wright and Woods were both transported by ambulance to Texas County Hospital in Houston. All except Woods had been wearing their seat belts.

Arrington Auto Repair removed Williams’ Lumina and towed Wright’s Mustang to her home.

Click here to follow Pulaski County Daily News on Twitter

Click here to comment for local opinion

Printer-friendly format




Do you know someone else who would like to see this?
Your Email:
Their Email:
Comment:
(Will be included with e-mail)
Secret Code

In the box below, enter the Secret Code exactly as it appears above *


 


Most-viewed
recent articles

Crocker, Waynesville top area APR school test reports (1679 Views)
Dixon Municipal Court report for October 2015 (1097 Views)
Post officials prepare for Halloween (1077 Views)
Hospital commander hopes to improve basic trainee experience with Army medicine (705 Views)
Blunt fights to protect Missouri families from energy price hikes (603 Views)
Five locals injured in Tuesday crashes (565 Views)
Senate approves critical cyber security bill (490 Views)
McCaskill questions Bureau of Prisons about pilot program for non-violent, elderly prisoners (440 Views)
McCaskill questions defense secretary on mustard gas experiments (285 Views)
Tim Harrison named Waynesville Teacher of the Quarter (229 Views)