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Four Wednesday crashes injure at least two people, one vehicle totaled

PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (Oct. 28, 2015) — Emergency personnel from Crocker, Waynesville and St. Robert responded to separate crashes today at different locations, one on Interstate 44 near the Phelps-Pulaski County line, one on Missouri Avenue and VFW Memorial Drive north of the main gate to Fort Leonard Wood, and the third at the junction of Rockport Road and Resort Road near Crocker. In addition, a local resident was involved in a Wednesday crash in Phelps County.

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers reported that a 2016 Chrysler Town and Country driven by Terrance L. Stubits, 55, of Fenton, drove into the rear end of an eastbound 1985 Peterbilt semi truck driven by Nicholas P. Evans, 29, of St. Louis, at 4:55 p.m. at mile marker 168 on I-44, causing minor damage to the semi but totaling the passenger vehicle. Stubits, who had not been wearing his seatbelt, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Phelps County Regional Medical Center. The semi was able to be driven from the scene but Stubits’ vehicle was removed by Jack’s Towing.

Earlier in the morning outside the immediate area, troopers reported that Keonia L. Murray, 20, of Springfield, had been driving a 2007 Dodge Charger eastbound on I-44 at 2:55 a.m. at eastbound mile marker 176 when her vehicle struck a deer. Murray was not injured but her passenger, Trashawn D. McKinney, 22, of St. Robert, was transported to Phelps County Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. Both had been wearing their seatbelts, according to state patrol reports.

Two additional crashes didn’t result in state patrol reports. Crocker firefighters reported about 10 a.m. that they responded to a crash near the intersection of Rockport Road and Resort Road, finding one white vehicle off the roadway in the ditch with one patient out of the vehicle. Pulaski County deputies, Pulaski County Ambulance personnel, and state troopers also responded; TC Towing removed the vehicle. No reports were immediately available on names or conditions of those involved.

Another crash Wednesday evening on Missouri Avenue and VFW Memorial Drive north of the Main Gate of Fort Leonard Wood partially blocked traffic. St. Robert police and firefighters as well as Pulaski County Ambulance District personnel responded, and according to on-scene reports, found one vehicle with a smashed front end with airbags deployed, and a second vehicle with a smashed driver’s side front door. No reports were immediately available on names or conditions of those involved.

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