LEBANON, Missouri- Four individuals were seriously injured in a head-on crash on East 32 Thursday evening that possibly involved alcohol. Three victims from Falcon were transported by air ambulance following the collision.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says William Essary, 44, Billy Ford, 78, and Joan Ford, 74, were all transported by air to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.
Nicholas Crowe, 37, of Lebanon, who was driving the vehicle that struck the Ford car was also injured but was taken by regular ambulance.
Troopers say Crowe went off the right side of highway and then returned striking the SUV driven by Billy Ford.
Crowe may now face charges of Felony 2nd Assault, Felony Driving While Intoxicated Causing Physical Injury, Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended (1st Offense), Misdemeanor Careless and Imprudent Driving, and Failure to Wear a Seatbelt.
According to court records, Crowe was convicted of a misdemeanor DWI offense in January but was given a suspended sentence in favor of 2 years probation by Judge Winfrey.
Trooper Stauffer responded at 9:22 p.m. and was assisted by the Lebanon City Police Department, and the Laclede County Sheriff’s Department in the investigation.