Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a three-vehicle crash in Wayne County, Missouri on Sunday afternoon, May 15. The accident claimed the life of Rhonda Eads, the director of the Wayne County Health Center.
The crash happened just after 1:30 p.m. on U.S. 67, just two miles south of Greenville.
Eads, 56, of Clubb, was following her husband who was driving a farm tractor in the northbound lane of Highway 67. She was driving a 2012 Ford F-150 pickup
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), an SUV hit the rear of a pickup truck, which caused the truck to off the right side of the road. Erica L. White, 29, of Glenallen was the driver of the 2013 Ford Explorer.
Ead, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected.
White’s SUV then hit the rear of a 1971 John Deere tractor that was driven by Joe D. Eads, 59, of Clubb.
Erica L. White and Joe D. Eads were not hurt in the crash.
Zalma Teen Seriously Injured
A Zalma teenager was seriously injured Monday morning in a crash in Wayne County. The accident occurred at 10:12 a.m. on Highway P, one mile west of McGee.
Aleeha C. Pedigo, 18, was eastbound in a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. The Highway Patrol said the crash occurred as Pedigo’s vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, struck a tree and overturned.
Pedigo was wearing a seat belt, the Highway Patrol said.
She was flown by Air Evac to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Williamsville Man Seriously Injured
A Williamsville man was seriously injured at 1:55 a.m. Sunday on Lakeview Drive in Farmington.
According to the MSHP, Chad P. Sweet, 29, of Williamsville was operating a 2001 Honda TRX all-terrain vehicle southbound too fast for conditions when it exited the street and struck a tree, ejecting Sweet.
Sweet suffered serious injuries and was taken by Air Evac helicopter to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. At 2:20 a.m., he was arrested in St. Francois County on suspicion of DWI. He was released for medical treatment.
Annapolis Man Injured
Lance Kaempfe,36, of Annapolis escaped serious injury Sunday in a one-vehicle crash. The accident occurred at 1:42 p.m. on Highway 49, three miles south of Annapolis.
Kaempfe was northbound in a 2009 Chevrolet 2500. The Highway Patrol said Kaempfe’s vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a bridge, overturned and slide before coming to rest.
Kaempfe sustained moderate injuries. She was taken by ambulance to Parkland Health Center in Farmington.