The following Sedalia Police crime reports and Missouri State Highway Patrol accident reports are from the afternoon of July 23, 2013.

Grandmother and Granddaughter suffer serious injuries in a train/vehicle accident Sunday evening

At 5:20 Sunday evening, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported an injury accident in Johnson County involving an AMTRAK Passenger Train and a 2005 Ford. The accident reportedly happened as the 2005 Ford driven by 42-year-old Catherine Downing of Warrensburg failed to yield to the train driven by Eric Peterson of Kansas City, Mo. The train struck the Downing vehicle, causing it to rotate in a manner that allowed the train to strike it a second time. The Downing vehicle then traveled off the roadway, and overturned, coming to rest on its driver’s side. Downing and her granddaughter, 3-year-old Rebecca Langner, received serious injuries in the crash. Downing was taken to the Truman Medical Center by Lifeflight Eagle 5 for treatment, while her granddaughter was flown to Children’s Mercy by Lifeflight Eagle 3 for treatment. At news time there were no updates available from either the Highway Patrol or the hospitals.

Traffic stop results in arrest on drug related charges for a 34-year-old woman

At 1:39 this morning, Sedalia police stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of East 16th for disobeying a stop sign. Upon contact with the driver, 34-year-old Wendy Klein of Sedalia, she was found to be in possession of synthetic marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Klein was arrested, taken to the Pettis County Jail and placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges.

Homeless man arrested on drug charges Monday night during an investigation of a burglary

Around 8:25 Monday night, Sedalia police responded to a possible burglary in progress in the 400 block of East 6th. Upon arrival, officers found the subject inside the house and in possession of a controlled substance. Officers arrested 38-year-old Shawn Spenser and transported him to the Pettis County Jail. At the time of the police report, Spenser was on 24-hour hold pending formal charges.

Sedalia man arrested on a failure to appear warrant during a traffic stop

At 4:39 Monday afternoon, Sedalia police stopped a vehicle at Johnson and Grand for a stop sign infraction. A subsequent check on the driver, 39-year-old Eric Arbisi of Sedalia, revealed her had a failure to appear warrant out of Cooper County for speeding. Bond on the warrant was $100 cash only.

Pettis County accident injures a 74-year-old Windsor man Sunday night

According to an accident report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 74-year-old Charles Knatcal of Windsor received serious injuries in a one-vehicle accident at 7:00 Sunday night on Maple Grove Road a half mile South of Highway-52 in Pettis County. The accident reportedly happened when the 1997 Mercury Knatcal was driving crossed the center line and ran off the roadway where it struck a ditch and overturned. Knatcal, who was not wearing a seat-belt, received serious injuries and was flown to University Hospital in Columbia by Staff of Life for treatment.

Clinton woman receives moderate injuries in a Henry County accident Monday

Just after 5:00 Monday evening, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a one-vehicle accident on Missouri Highway 52 just west of Northeast 832 Road in Henry County. The accident occurred as the driver of a 2005 Hyundai, 49-year-old Kelly Plumlee of Clinton, lost control of her vehicle and ran off the roadway. The vehicle then struck a ditch and overturned several times before coming to rest on its side against a tree. Plumlee suffered moderate injuries in the crash and was taken to Golden Valley Hospital for treatment.