Two flown to University Hospital after wrecks in Callaway County

An accident shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday left two Fulton residents seriously injured.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Keith R. Johnson, 45, and Prudence A. Wilbanks, 41, were in a 2002 Chevrolet that struck an embankment.

According to the crash report, Johnson, who was driving the vehicle, did not stop at a posted stop sign at the intersection of Route J and Route F and traveled off the roadway and into the embankment.

Johnson was transported to University Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. Wilbanks was flown by Staff for Life to the same location with serious injuries.

Neither resident was using a safety device, according to the highway patrol.

The vehicle was towed by Tom and Steves and reportedly totaled.

A Fort Scott, Kan. woman was also injured in a crash on Sunday. Esther A. Handrahan was flown by Staff for Life to University Hospital after a crash on MO Rt. B nearly a half mile east of Route A at 10:20 a.m.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Handrahan traveled off the right side of the roadway and overcorrected, which caused the vehicle to travel off the left side of the road and overturn.

Handrahan, 80, was wearing a safety device when the accident happened. Her injuries were described as serious.

The 1997 Toyota she was driving was totaled and towed by Van’s Garage.


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