UPDATE: Sunday March 16th 1:00 p.m. - Three transported with serious injuries
NEW HAVEN, Mo - According the MSHP three people sustained serious injuries in yesterday’s head-on crash that occurred on Highway 100 at the east city limits of New Haven, Mo.
The MSHP says that 37-year-old male (note: the MSHP report has the Keith Koeller, we were just informed his first name is Heath) Heath Koeller of Hermann, Mo. was driving a 2006 Ford Escape when he crossed the center line, hitting a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer head-on.
The driver of the Trailblazer, Patricia Zamenski, 69-year-old female of Berger, Mo. suffered serious injuries and was transported by New Haven EMS to Mercy Medical Center in Creve Couer, Mo. Zamenski was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Right: Vehicle was driven by Patricia Zamenski.
Jamie Mikel, 32-year-old female of Montgomery City, Mo. was riding with Koeller and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo with serious injuries as well.
Koeller also sustained serious injuries and was transported by Washington EMS Mercy Medical Center in Creve Couer, Mo. Both Koeller and Mikel were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Saturday March 15 3:57 p.m. - Late this morning at 11:01 a.m. a head-on at the east city limits of New Haven left three people injured and Highway 100 shutdown for about 90 minutes before fire crews were able to open one lane.
New Haven/Berger Fire crews responded along with three ambulances, two from New Haven and one from Washington, transporting all three patients to Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo. Correction, initially two of the three patients were said to be transported to Washington, however according to the MSHP, they ended up transporting them to Creve Couer, Mo.
Right: Vehicle was driven by Keith Koelle.
According to a witness who saw the crash occur a vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 100 appeared to cross the center line, striking an oncoming vehicle head-on, causing severe damage to the front end of both vehicles.
While the accident is still under investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) the driver traveling west was not wearing a seatbelt, resulting in him hitting the windshield.
At this time no names have been released or the severity of their injuries.
We briefly spoke with one of the troopers who said it may be several days before an official report is released do to the severity of the accident as they work to determine the exact cause.
As soon as we have more information we will update this article.