A 22 year-old House Springs Missouri man is the latest listed victim of a fatality crash in Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Tyler Richardson was pronounced deceased on-scene after was ejected from his dump truck on I-44 in St. Louis County. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt. The crash happened early Wednesday morning.
77 year-old Sherrie Pyatt died Tuesday after her motorized wheelchair was struck from behind in Belle, Missouri.
The patrol is requesting the public’s help in finding the motorist who struck and killed another pedestrian on Monday, September 12, 2016, on County Road 401, south of Benton, Missouri. Evidence gathered at the scene indicates the suspect vehicle is possibly a 2004 to 2011 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck, dark gray or black in color. After striking and killing the pedestrian, the pickup truck fled the scene, Sergeant Clark Parrott said. 49 year-old Jackie Crumley was killed.
John D. Wright of Lebanon died in a motorcycle accident that has seriously wounded his passenger Friday. On the same day, two were killed in a single Phelps County crash. Clifford Valley, the vehicle’s driver from Rolla, died after he was ejected during the crash. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt. The coroner said he died at the hospital. Carla Doss, 57, from Burkburnett, Texas was also declared deceased at the scene.
Also in Phelps County, 18 year-old Tyler Earl died as an occupant in a vehicle that crashed into a semi on I-44. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
In Andrew County, an 8 year old girl was killed, and her sister, 9, was seriously injured in a Polaris UTV incident on County 136. Alexis Walker was thrown from the vehicle not being restrained in a harness this past Monday. The 9 year-old was operating the vehicle. A GoFundMe account has been established for the family of “Lex” Walker, the deceased.
The manufacturer says the Polaris Ranger should not be driven by anyone under 13.
Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says 63 percent of those killed in traffic accidents in 2014 were not wearing a seat belt in vehicles requiring restraints. He adds the chance of being in a traffic crash in your lifetime is virtually 100 percent. “In Missouri, one person is killed in a traffic crash every 11.1 hours. A Missouri driver’s chance of being killed in a traffic crash if not wearing a seat belt is 42 times greater than that of a driver who is buckled up.”