Welcome Visitor
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
68 members currently online.

Rainy roads, wet weather conditions contribute to two Thursday wrecks
HAZELGREEN/DIXON, Mo. (Oct. 8, 2009) — Rainy roads and wet weather conditions contributed to two different wrecks on Thursday, one involving a state trooper.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, William E. Wilson, 48, of Lebanon, had been westbound on Interstate 44 at mile marker 143 near Hazelgreen in Laclede County, just west of the Pulaski County line, when he lost control of his 2001 Dodge Dakota on wet pavement about 4:49 p.m., ran off the road into the median, and struck the barrier cables, causing moderate damage to his pickup and minor injuries to himself.

Wilson, who had been wearing his seat belt, was transported by ambulance to St. John’s Hospital in Lebanon for treatment. His vehicle was removed by Jack’s Towing.

Wet weather was also a factor in a Thursday evening crash involving Cpl. Donald M. Hedrick, 39, of Waynesville, who was westbound in his 2007 Ford Crown Victoria state patrol car on Route D about four miles south of Dixon when he attempted to make a left-hand turn into a private business at 7:20 p.m., but due to heavy rain, was unable to see the driveway and drove into a ditch. Hedrick, who had been wearing his seat belt, suffered no injuries and his patrol car sustained minor damage estimated at $600 to the bumper cover.

The patrol car was able to be driven from the scene after a crash investigation by Sgt. M. Jones and did not require removal by a tow truck.

Click here to follow Pulaski County Daily News on Twitter
Click here to follow Pulaski County Daily News on Facebook

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

Waynesville superintendent responds to Camdenton comments against Waynesville band (1441 Views)
Two vehicles totaled in separate single-vehicle weekend wrecks (799 Views)
Commissioners hoping for FEMA reimbursement soon (673 Views)
Krill to health department staff: 'You must take vacations, not cash' (504 Views)
Crocker Police Report 10/26/2015 (301 Views)
McCaskill seeks accountability for Navy admiral who may have illegally retaliated against whisteblowers (281 Views)
Pulaski County Sheriff's View #142 for Oct. 26, 2015 (264 Views)
Hartzler: Standing up for health care. shutting down Obamacare (191 Views)