Boonville Couple Killed in Howard County Crash
A Boonville couple was killed in a one-vehicle accident that occurred Monday afternoon in Howard County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that an eastbound 2006 Chevy HHR, driven by 20-year-old James E. Dorman of Boonville, was on Missouri 124, one-tenth of a mile west of County Road 409 around 4 p.m., when the car traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a telephone pole and overturned into a tree.
Dorman was flown to University Hospital in Columbia by Life Flight and later pronounced dead at 5:47 p.m., by Dr. Jennifer Hoffman.
His passenger, 19-year-old Ryleigh R. Randolph of Boonville, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:26 p.m., by Howard County Coroner Trisha Clark. The body was taken to Kidwell Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.
Both were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash, according to the report.
The Chevy was totaled and towed from the scene.
Howard County Deputies assisted the five Troopers on scene.