A number of accidents across the KMZU listening area kept Highway Patrol troopers busy on Friday. A Windsor resident received moderate injuries in a motorcycle crash Friday morning in Johnson County. The Highway Patrol reports Taw Browning, 22, was westbound on Route Y, near County Road 921, when he failed to negotiate a curve. He overturned and skidded off the roadway. Browning was transported to Lee’s Summit Medical Center.
In Laclede County, a Sedalia woman had to be airlifted to a Springfield hospital following an accident on Highway 64, west of Lebanon. According to the Highway Patrol, Deborah Farris, 52, drove off the side of the road, went down an embankment, and struck a tree. She sustained moderate injuries.
A few hours later in Johnson County, a pair of Cross Timbers residents were involved in a roll-over accident on Highway 50. Investigators said Randy Defreece, 54, was traveling east on Highway 50 when he overcorrected and ran off the roadway. His passenger, Roy Baker, 39, was taken to Research Hospital with moderate injuries. Defreece was not hurt.
A pair of Lathrop residents are recovering Saturday morning from injuries they sustained in a wreck on Route U in Ray County on Friday. Troopers said the crash occurred near the intersection of Route U and Beamer Road. Tiann Hyatt, 21, reportedly traveled off the road and overturned. She and her passenger, Amelia Hyatt, 3, were transported to Liberty Hospital with minor to moderate injuries.
A Sedalia teen was hurt in an accident near the intersection of Route EE and Hopewell Road in Pettis County. According to the crash report, John Simpson, 19, failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the roadway. He refused treatment at the scene for minor injuries.
An accident Friday night in Cooper County sent a Kansas resident to an area hospital with minor injuries. Authorities said Madison Oles, 21, of Andover, KS., was driving too fast for the wet conditions on eastbound I-70. She went off the roadway and traveled through the median cables into westbound traffic. She then collided with a tow truck driven by David Hughes, 51, of Platte City. Oles was taken to Cooper County Hospital. Hughes was not injured.