Latest Missouri State Highway Patrol News

Truck hits Mennonite carriage, killing boy and injuring 4

Jul. 11, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — A pickup truck slammed into a horse-drawn carriage in Missouri on Thursday, killing an 8-year-old Mennonite boy and seriously injuring four members of his family, including two other children, authorities said. The crash happened at around 6:45 a.m. in a remote area of St. Francois...

2 drown in Missouri over the weekend

Jul. 8, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two people have drowned in Missouri over the weekend. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 52-year-old Barbara Reese, of Dexter, died Sunday night while swimming in the Saint Francis River in the southeast part of the state. The patrol says she went under...

Missouri woman dies after being swept away by flash flood

Jul. 6, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a woman has died after being swept away by a flash flood. Springfield television station KYTV reports that incident happened Friday afternoon. The patrol says 30-year-old Rebecca Feese, of Warsaw, was trying to wade across a water-covered road near...

Man killed, deputy injured in southern Missouri shootout

Jul. 6, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been killed and a southern Missouri sheriff's deputy injured in a shootout. Springfield television station KYTV reports that the officer-involved shooting happened Friday in Wright County south of Mountain Grove as deputies, a Mountain Grove police...

Missing boater's body found in the Lake of the Ozarks

Jul. 1, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

MILLER COUNTY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have found the body of a man who fell into the Lake of the Ozarks during a head-on boating crash that injured five others. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 39-year-old Jason Russell, of Eugene, Missouri, was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon at the Ozark...

3 hurt when pontoon boat overturns while being pulled

Jul. 1, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

FRENCH VILLAGE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say three women were seriously hurt when a pontoon boat overturned as they road on it while it was being towed down an eastern Missouri road. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 9 p.m. Saturday in St. Francois County when the trailer's...

17-year-old drowns after jumping into central Missouri creek

Jun. 27, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

CALIFORNIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old has drowned after jumping into a central Missouri creek. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Bradley Hall, of Fulton, struggled in North Moreau Creek before going under water around 8 p.m. Wednesday. He didn't resurface and was pronounced dead a short...

Wrong-way crash in interstate in Kansas City kills woman

Jun. 26, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 44-year-old mother of six died when a vehicle driving the wrong way on an interstate hit her car. The crash on Monday evening killed Heather Blackman of Blue Springs. The patrol says a vehicle driven by a 37-year-old woman was traveling west...

Woman accused of swimming across river to escape capture

Jun. 25, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Columbia woman has been arrested after swimming across a river to escape capture. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that 25-year-old Jasmine Bronger initially took off while deputies were arresting a 55-year-old Sedalia man on outstanding warrants. The Cooper County...

Man dies after tree falls on his boat in southern Missouri

Jun. 24, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

VAN BUREN, Mo. (AP) — A 22-year-old southern Missouri man drowned after a tree fell on him while he was on the Current River. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Levi Mayberry died Friday when the tree hit a boat he was on about 10 miles (16.09 kilometers) north of Van Buren. He is listed on the report...