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Troopers respond to Monday wrecks
Troopers respond to Monday wrecks

Emergency personnel respond to a rollover wreck on I-44.
PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (Dec. 7, 2010) — State troopers responded Monday to wrecks on opposite ends of the Interstate 44 corridor in Pulaski County on Monday, finding one rollover shortly before noon with no injuries and a wreck in the evening that initially had no patient but later resulted in charges of leaving the scene of a crash.

According to Sgt. Dan Crain of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the morning wreck involved a 2010 Ford Escape driven eastbound by Michael N. Brass, 60, of Springfield, and a 1992 Freightliner dump truck drive by Grover G. McPherson, 58, of Rolla.

Crain reported that as Brass’ car was overtaking McPherson’s dump truck at the 164 mile marker, the car struck the left rear of the dump truck causing Brass to run off the left side of the road and into the center median, where it overturned and came to rest on its top. The dump truck also ran off into the median and struck the cable barrier.

Neither driver was hurt in the crash; Waynesville and St. Robert firefighters as well as Pulaski County Ambulance District personnel assisted at the crash scene.

The day’s second wreck happened at 10:20 p.m. on Swindell Drive, about two miles farther west of the Buckhorn exit at Exit 153, and involved a 2003 Dodge Ram driven by Michael E. Clegg, 49, of St. Robert.

Swindell Drive is an outer road of Interstate 44 and Waynesville firefighters as well as ambulance personnel were initially called to the area of Exit 150 but could not locate a patient. After further investigation, emergency personnel located Clegg, who has not been wearing his seat belt but suffered only minor injuries.

According to state patrol reports, Clegg had been eastbound when he ran his pickup off the right side of the road, began sliding, and hit a tree. Clegg’s pickup was totaled and removed by Rothmund’s Towing.

Clegg, who troopers reported had no proof of insurance, was arrested at 11:09 p.m. on charges of felony drunk driving as a persistent offender, leaving the scene of an accident, and careless and imprudent driving. Clegg was transported by Pulaski County Ambulance District personnel to General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital emergency room, where he was subsequently released.

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