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Troop F reports first fatal wreck of 2019

Troop F reports first fatal wreck of 2019

January 9th, 2019 by Staff Reports in Local News

Photo by News Tribune /Fulton Sun.

State troopers also reported a fatal car accident in Callaway County that occurred 9:20 p.m. Jan. 3.

The crash killed Charles C. Eichholz, 82, of Westphalia, an occupant in a 2019 Chevrolet 2500 truck driven by William T. Schulte, 78, also of Westphalia.

Schulte was driving west on U.S. 54 near County Road 318, following a 2008 Ford Escape driven by Justin C. Ward, 22, of New Bloomfield.

The Ford Escape slowed, and troopers said it made an improper left turn from the right lane, causing the truck to hit it. The Escape skidded into the median and stopped while the truck came to rest in the left westbound lane.

Eichholz was pronounced dead at 11:19 p.m. at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City. This is Troop F's first traffic fatality in 2019.

Other area accidents

A Tebbetts man was involved in a two-motorcycle accident reported at 2:19 p.m. Monday, according to Jefferson City police.

Christopher Anderson, 69, was riding a 2000 Harley Davidson southbound on Missouri 179 at Truman Boulevard. Another motorcycle, a 2011 Harley Davidson, driven by Scott West, 48, of Jefferson City, was traveling north on 179 going through the intersection on a green light.

Anderson began to make a turn in front of West, causing the motorcycles to collide. West was thrown from his motorcycle.

Both men were transported to a hospital with moderate injuries. Police said both drivers were wearing non-MoDOT-approved helmets.

Two Callaway County residents involved in another traffic accident last weekend were taken to St. Mary's Hospital by private conveyance, according to state troopers.

A 2010 Honda Civic was destroyed after a crash at 12:15 a.m. Saturday on County Road 4008 near County Road 4006. The car was driven by Jodie E. Gordon, 22, of New Bloomfield. Alexzandria E. McCullough, 20, of Holts Summit, was a passenger.

Troopers reported the driver over corrected and ran off the left side of the road, striking a large boulder.

Trooper arrests in Callaway County

William A. Pointer, 45, of Fulton, was arrested at 5:03 p.m. Monday. He was charged with driving while revoked, no insurance, failure to affix front license plate, and two Callaway County misdemeanor warrants (failure to appear/driving while revoked). He was placed in the county jail.

Carlos E. Torres, 25, of Holts Summit, was arrested at 2:50 p.m. Sunday. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to display valid plates.

Vaunica A. Brimer, 35, of Hazelwood, was arrested at 12:05 p.m. Sunday. She was arrested on a felony Cole County warrant/stealing rented or leased property and was taken to the county jail.

Richard A. Sterling, 43, of Kansas City, was arrested at 2:45 a.m. Saturday on a misdemeanor Macon County warrant/driving while revoked and speeding. He was taken to the county jail.

Abromio C. Farmer, 38, of Holts Summit, was arrested 7:02 a.m. Friday. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to dim headlights, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, no seat belt and no insurance. He was placed in the Callaway County jail.