Sedalia Police and Pettis County Sheriff’s Deputies pursue a stolen truck

At 12:30 this Tuesday morning Pettis County Deputies joined a Sedalia Police Officer in the pursuit of a 4 door F150 pickup. According to a Sedalia Police report the police officer saw the pickup leaving Rick Ball Ford at 1700 West Broadway, and proceed west without lights. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle it fled the area at a high rate of speed driving on the median, and the roadway to the city limits. The Pettis County Deputies took over the pursuit at the Lamonte City Limits. The pursuit proceeded through city streets and a private drive before the pickup left the city westbound on Lamonte Road at a high rate of speed. The Sheriff’s report states just before East Prairie Grove Road the suspect began driving through fields before crashing into a wooded area near the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. The driver fled the area on foot before officers could reach the vehicle in the field, and a search failed to locate the suspect, who is still being sought.

Sedalia man issued a summons for trespassing Monday night

Around 9:30 Monday night Sedalia Police took a trespassing complaint from a Union Pacific Railroad Officer in the area of South Engineer and the railroad tracks. According to the complainant he observed the suspect, Michael Burgess of Sedalia trespassing on railroad property near multiple pieces of equipment. Burgess was issued a Municipal Summons with a court date, then released at the scene.

MSHP Accident Reports
Pettis County accident Sunday morning injures an Otterville man
Just after 6am Sunday morning the Missouri State Highway patrol reported a one-vehicle accident on US 50 Highway just east of Monsees Road in Pettis County. The accident reportedly occurred as a 1998 Ford F150 Pickup ran off the roadway, and struck a culvert and a tree. The driver, 23-year-old Calvin Comfort of Otterville was not wearing a seatbelt, and suffered serious injuries in the crash. He was life flighted to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

Bates City man injured in a Lafayette County accident Monday afternoon

At 1:35 Monday afternoon 71-year-old Eddie Burns of Bates City received moderate injuries in a two-vehicle accident, on Route “Z” South of Golden Belt road in Lafayette County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report states the accident occurred as the 2008 Pontiac driven by Burns crossed the centerline of the roadway, and struck the 1994 Honda driven by 61-year-old Forrest Liggett also of Bates City. Burns was taken by ambulance to Centerpoint Hospital for treatment.
Lexington woman receives moderate injuries in a Lafayette County accident Monday evening

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report at 6pm Monday evening one person was injured in a two vehicle accident, that occurred on US 24 Highway East of Arnold Cemetery Road in Lafayette County. The report states the accident happened as the driver of a 2001 Pontiac, 34-year-old Stephanie Akers of Lexington failed to maintain control of her vehicle, and struck a 2013 Ford driven by 27-year-old Ashley White of Blue Springs. The White vehicle was reportedly struck in the rear while it was stopped in traffic. Akers was transported to Lafayette Regional Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

Two Pettis County residents injured in an “Artic Cat” accident Monday night

Around 7:20 Monday night the Missouri State Highway patrol reported a one-vehicle accident in the 30000 block of “HH” in Pettis County. The accident which reportedly happened on private property occurred as the 1996 Artic Cat, driven by 21-year-old Kayla Westerdale  of Smithton began to slide as it was turning, and overturned. Westerdale and a passenger 21-year-old Chance Williams of Sedalia were ejected. The report states Westerdale was pinned to the ground as the vehicle came to rest on the driver’s side. Both victims suffered minor injuries in the rollover accident, and were treated at Bothwell
Regional Health Center.

Benton County motorcycle accident reported Sunday afternoon

Around 3:30pm Sunday afternoon the Missouri State Highway patrol reported a motorcycle accident on Route “H” at Kroenkey Trail in Benton County. The accident reportedly occurred as the driver of a 2014 Yamaha, 21-year-old Ryan Brandl of Booneville lost control of his motorcycle while negotiating a curve, causing the motorcycle to travel off the roadway.  The motorcycle struck a ditch and ejected Brandl before coming to rest. Brandl suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Bothwell Hospital by Cole Camp EMS for treatment.