The Reporter covers Miller, Morgan and Camden County in Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and is published once per week on Wednesdays.

 

Published November 11, 2020

Woman seriously injured in crash


LAKE OF THE OZARKS – A Camdenton woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident last Thursday morning in Camden County.

At 7:30 a.m. at the interchange of South Business Route 5 and the Highway 5 overpass, the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) said a 2002 Dodge 3500, driven by Nickie Mounce, of Gravois Mills, MO, was southbound when he failed to yield to a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Amy Bruck, 38, of Camdenton, MO, who was westbound.

The Tahoe struck the Dodge in the side causing extensive damage to both vehicles.

Mounce received moderate injuries and Bruck sustained serious injuries. Both were taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital. The MSHP said neither was wearing a safety device.

A motorcycle accident last Saturday left a Sedalia man with serious injuries.

At 1:15 p.m. on Route W just south of Marvin Cutoff, a 2004 Harley Davidson Dyna Low Rider, driven by Gary Kennedy, 45, of Sedalia, MO, was traveling south when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and went off the southwest side of the road, overturned, ejecting the driver and a passenger, Alisa Kennedy, 46, also of Sedalia, MO.

Gary Kennedy sustained serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, MO. Alisa Kennedy suffered minor injuries and refused treatment. Both were wearing safety devices. The motorcycle had extensive damage.

Several other accidents last week left people with either minor injuries or no injuries.

On Sunday November 1 at 5:40 p.m. in Miller County, a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by Gail Workman, 82, of Eldon, MO, was eastbound on Route M approximately 1,300 feet east of Adams Road when the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and struck a rock bluff.

Workman received minor injuries and was transported to Capitol Region Hospital in Jefferson City.  She was wearing a safety device. The Caravan sustained extensive damage.

Last Tuesday (November 3) a two-vehicle accident left one driver with minor injuries.

At 5:40 p.m. on Old Fifty Four Road at Ozark Isle Drive in Camden County, the MSHP reported that a 2019 Ford Escape, driven by Carl Stingley, 63, of Camdenton, MO was traveling north on Carol Cut Thru.

At that time a 2015 Honda Civic, driven by Olivia Hughes, 22, of Sparta, TN, was eastbound on Old Fifty Four Road.

The Escape failed to yield to the Honda which struck the left side of the Escape, the MSHP reported.

Stingley received minor injuries and was taken to Lake Regional Hospital by Ambulance.

Both drivers were wearing a safety device and both vehicles received extensive damage.

A rear-end collision resulted in minor injuries last Thursday morning in Camden County.

According to the MSHP, at 9:87 a.m. on Highway 54 just east of Doc Ridgeway Road, a 2016 Dodge Ram 2500, driven by Christopher Dampier, 46, of Camdenton, MO was traveling east behind a 2013 Chevrolet 3500, driven by Jorge Perez-de Agreda, 50, of Miami Fl, when the Chevrolet attempted to exit onto the shoulder of the road and was struck in the rear by the Ram.

Dampier sustained minor injuries and was taken by Ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital. The MSHP reported that Jorge Perez-de Agreda was wearing a safety device but Dampier was not.

The Ram was totaled in the accident while the Chevrolet suffered minor damage.

A one-vehicle accident last Thursday evening (9:00 p.m.) left a Barnett woman with minor injuries.

A 2002 Kia Spectra, driven by Tammie McDowell, 34, of Barnett, MO, was traveling south on East Lake View Drive just north of Katherine Drive in Miller County when the MSHP reported that the vehicle was traveling “too fast to negotiate a curve” and went off the right side of the road and stuck an underground cable marker.

McDowell received minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital. According to the MSHP, she was not wearing a safety device and the vehicle sustained extensive damage.

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