PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (Feb. 29, 2012) — Two Wednesday rollover wrecks involving Pulaski County residents totaled three vehicles, two in a morning Laclede County wreck and one in an afternoon wreck near Swedeborg, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.
The first and more serious wreck happened about four miles east of Lebanon on Highway 32 at Pine Tree when Megan A. McQuiller, 32, of Lebanon, failed to stop at a stop sign at 11:40 a.m. and her eastbound 1998 Oldsmobile SUV struck a westbound 2003 Ford Taurus driven by Ruby M. French, 48, of Dixon, totaling both vehicles and causing them to overturn after running off the right side of the roadway.
Both drivers suffered moderate injuries and were transported by ambulance to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
McQuiller’s SUV had six passengers, all from Lebanon, who suffered a variety of injuries.
Sean B. Condon, 25, and Heather M. Shackelford, 18, both suffered serious injuries and were airlifted by Lifeline helicopter ambulance personnel to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Devon M. Ferry, 20, William Handcock, and Deborah B. McQuiller, 14, suffered moderate injuries and were transported by regular ambulance personnel to the same hospital. Troy D. Lay, 19, suffered only minor injuries and sought his own treatment.
All eight people had been wearing their seatbelts, troopers reported.
Both vehicles were removed by Steve’s Towing in Lebanon.
Later in the afternoon, troopers reported that Judy S. Hueppelsheuer, 59, of Crocker, had been driving her 2002 Jeep northbound on Highway 133 at Badger Road to the east of Swedeborg when she ran off the roadway at 2:38 p.m. and overturned.
Hueppelsheuer, who had been wearing her seat belt, suffered moderate injuries and was transported by Pulaski County Ambulance District personnel to Lake Regional Medical Center in Osage Beach. Her vehicle was removed by the owners without a towing service.