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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • MSHP: Five traffic crash deaths, one boating fatality, no drownings over weekend

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  • Five people died in traffic crashes over the 2013 Memorial Day weekend.
    Last year, nine people were killed during the three-day weekend. During the
    counting period of 6 p.m., Friday, May 24 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, May
    27, 2013, the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 274 traffic
    crashes which included 119 injuries and the five fatalities. Troopers also
    arrested 129 people for driving while intoxicated. During the 2012 Memorial
    Day holiday weekend, the Patrol investigated 232 traffic crashes resulting
    in 95 injuries and five of the nine fatalities. Last year, 184 people were
    arrested by the Patrol for driving while intoxicated.
    There was one boating fatality over the 2013 Memorial Day weekend. Troopers
    investigated seven boating crashes involving two injuries. There were no
    drownings. Troopers also arrested 18 people for boating while intoxicated
    over the holiday weekend. During the 2012 Memorial Day weekend, officers
    investigated 14 boating crashes, which included six injuries, and zero
    fatalities. There were no drownings over last year’s Memorial Day weekend.
    Twenty-four people were arrested for boating while intoxicated during the
    2012 holiday.
    Of the five traffic crash fatalities investigated by the Patrol, two
    occurred in the Troop C, Weldon Spring, area; two occurred in the Troop D,
    Springfield, area; and one occurred in the Troop E, Poplar Bluff, area. The
    boating fatality occurred in the Troop E, Poplar Bluff, area.
    One fatality occurred on Friday, May 24, 2013. Kaitlyn R. Prater, 14, of
    Farmington, MO, died after being struck by a vehicle when she was
    attempting to cross Missouri Route 32. The crash occurred east of Maple
    Valley Drive in St. Francois County. The driver of the vehicle that struck
    Prater was not injured; she was wearing a seat belt. Dr. Kelly Hartel
    pronounced Prater dead at Parkland Health Center.
    Two fatalities occurred on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Buck A. Haynes, 32, of
    Bentonville, AR, died after another vehicle struck his motorcycle from
    behind. Haynes was stopped in traffic, attempting to make a left turn. The
    crash occurred on Missouri Highway 37 north of Washburn, MO, in Barry
    County. Dr. Kibrella, of Cox South Hospital, pronounced Haynes dead at the
    scene. The driver of the vehicle that struck Haynes' vehicle was not
    injured. He was wearing a seat belt.
    Alta A. Rader, 93, of Risco, MO, died when the vehicle she was driving
    caught fire, traveled off the right side of the roadway, and struck a
    fence. The vehicle then became engulfed in flames. The crash occurred in
    Pemiscot County on Missouri Highway 162 west of Missouri Highway 61 in
    Page 2 of 2 - Portageville, MO. Rader was not wearing a seat belt. Pemiscot Coroner
    George DeLisle pronounced Rader dead at the scene.
    Two fatalities occurred on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Devin J. Scholl, 24, of
    Camp Pendleton, CA, died when the all-terrain vehicle he was driving
    traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Both Scholl and
    his passenger were ejected. The crash occurred in Perry County on Perry
    County Road 444 west of Riverview Lane. Dr. Salmon pronounced Scholl dead
    at Perry County Memorial Hospital. The passenger sustained serious injuries
    and was taken by Arch helicopter to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape
    Girardeau, MO.
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