DIXON/SAINT ROBERT, Mo. (Dec. 7, 2009) — Two one-vehicle weekend rollover wrecks close to but outside Pulaski County’s borders injured two people, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.
Troopers reported that Michael J. Keaton, 19, of St. Robert, had been southbound Saturday night on Phelps County Road 7610 about three miles south of Route J, which is to the east of Fort Leonard Wood, when he ran his 1994 Chevrolet Blazer off the right side of the road at 8:55 p.m., overcorrected, ran off the left side of the road, struck a tree and overturned.
Keaton was not hurt but his passenger, Judy L. Abbey, 28, also of St. Robert, suffered minor injuries and sought her own treatment. Both had been wearing their seat belts, according to state patrol reports, but Keaton had no proof of insurance.
Keaton’s pickup was moderately damaged and removed by C&C Towing.
On Sunday night north of the Pulaski County line in Maries County, Benjamin E. Lake, 16, of Vienna, was driving a 1996 Ford southbound on Highway N about 12 miles east of Dixon when he ran off the right side of the roadway at 8:30 p.m. and overturned.
Lake was not hurt but his passenger, Shelby Wulff, a Koeltztown resident, suffered moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla. Neither Wulff nor Lake had been wearing their seat belts.
The vehicle was totaled and removed by its owner.
In unrelated state patrol incidents involving state troopers in Pulaski County:
• Troopers arrested Terry J. Pettyjohn, 41, of Plato, at 8:25 a.m. Saturday on charges of felony driving while intoxicated, third offense, speeding, and not wearing his seat belt. Pettyjohn was transported to the Pulaski County Jail and subsequently released.
• Troopers arrested Desherick A. Barr, 27, of Fort Leonard Wood, at 2:10 a.m. Sunday on charges of driving while intoxicated and careless and imprudent driving. Barr was transported to the Waynesville Police Department and subsequently released.