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Two Dead After A Vehicle Failed To Stop At Traffic Signal

By Kyle Quick:

Villa Ridge, Mo. - One patient was air lifted and four others sustained minor to moderate injuries in Saturday evening's double fatality accident that left Eastbound Highway 100 shut down for over four hours.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the crash occurred after 36-year-old Joshua McFerrin of St. Clair, Mo failed to stop at the traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 100 and Highway M near Villa Ridge, Mo. (Correction made: we had the drivers of the vehicles mixed up and miss read the MSHP crash report.  We Sincerely apologize for our mistake.)

Search for Missing Washington Children Ends Quickly

Washington, Mo. - The Franklin County Sheriff's Department responded to a missing child report on Julie Ann Court off of Hwy A outside Washington for a missing 7 year old boy, yesterday, June 27 at approximately 4:10 p.m.

The boy was last observed by his parents at around 12:45 that afternoon. Upon deputies arrival, it was learned that a 10-year old boy was also missing.

Gerald man seriously injured in motorcycle crash - flown from scene

Leslie, Mo. -  A Gerald man was seriously injured yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:00 p.m. when he was thrown from his motorcycle. 

Timothy D. Meyer, 26, was traveling northbound on Highway C, .2 miles before Highway YY, and failed to negotiate a curve to the left. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Meyer was "traveling too fast". 

One Injured In Single Vehicle Accident

Beaufort, Mo.  - Saturday afternoon at approximately 2:55 p.m. Beaufort/Leslie Fire and New Haven EMS responded for a report of a vehicle accident with injuries on Highway YY, one half mile east of Highway 185.

When crews arrived on the scene they reported one vehicle off the roadway and on it's side with one patient.

A black Nissan Crossover, driven by a male subject, was traveling east on Highway YY when he veered off the right side of the roadway, causing him to over correct and travel across the roadway.

Mom And Son Uninjured After Being Rear Ended

In the exact same area where marks can still be seen from a tractor trailer that nearly rear ended a car on May 31, the red blazer in the background hit the minivan while it waiting to turn onto Park Drive.

New Haven, Mo. - Less than a month after a tractor trailer nearly rear ended a car attempting to make a left turn from Highway 100 onto Park Drive, the exact same events resulted in a red Chevy Blazer smashing into the rear of a mini van.

Early yesterday evening at approximately 5:20 p.m. the reporting party who called 911 told dispatchers the accident was east of the New Haven City limits on Highway 100.

Emergency crews began responding east on Highway 100 before dispatchers advised they had received inaccurate information and the accident was at the intersection of Highway 100 and Sunset Lane, which is located on the western part of New Haven.

BREAKING NEWS: Firefighters Quick Actions Kept Damage To A Minimum

By Kyle Quick
: Firefighters Brian Strubberg and Dave Hahne quickly made an entire attack, locating and extinguishing the fire before it was able to spread.

Initial story below published by Kaylin Bade at 10:31 a.m.

New Haven, Mo. - This morning was a perfect example of how smoke detectors save lives and knowing to immediately call 911.  It was also a great example of firefighters quickly locating the fire, keeping the damage to a minimum.

Officers with New Haven's Police Department were on the scene within minutes, advising Franklin County dispatch that everyone had safely evacuated the home and small amounts of black smoke could be seen coming from the upstairs.

Rafters Go Missing On Boeuf Creek - Found After Missing For Over Three Hours

Family members hug after their prayers are answered and their loved ones are found safely.

New Haven, Mo. - Early Saturday evening New Haven/Berger Fire responded to Colter's Landing after two individuals were reported missing on Boeuf Creek.

The two individuals began rafting from Dissen to Colter's Landing.

Fire crews from New Haven and water rescue crews from Washington, Union, and Boles responded at 9:30 p.m., two hours after they were scheduled to arrive at Colter's Landing.

Anhydrous Truck Crashes Leaving Highway 185 Closed For Over 7 Hours

Photo courtesy of Don Neal
Pictured above crews continued working to turn the anhydrous truck upright at 5:40 a.m.
Photo slideshow along with additional video footage below.

Updated: Complete Story
Beaufort, Mo.
- Shortly after 11 p.m. late last night a tractor trailer hauling anhydrous ammonia, overturned on Highway 185 near the intersection of Mueller Lane and approximately 3.5 miles south of Highway 50.

Last night's accident caused Hwy 185 to be shutdown for over seven hours and 51-year-old Jeffery Simpson from Scott City, Mo. to be air lifted with serious injuries to Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, Mo. according to the MSHP.