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Published February 14, 2024

Iberia man dies in one-vehicle accident

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – This week’s accident roundup starts with a fatality in Miller County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) on Sunday February 4 at 12:01 a.m., Timothy Perkins, 47, of Iberia, MO, was driving a 2024 GMC Sierra east on Highway TT in Iberia when the vehicle went off the left side of a private driveway, hit a fence and continued on hitting another fence and a tree.

Perkins was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. Warren Cooper. He was wearing a seat belt

This is Troop F’s first fatality for February and third for the year.

The next day at 5:51 p.m. a Brumley man was seriously injured in a one-car accident.

Jason Rhoades, 54, of Brumley, MO, was driving a 1999 Buick Regal west on Highway 42 at Martin Road in Miller County when the vehicle went off the right side of the road, hit a MoDOT sign and an embankment where it overturned.

Rhoades suffered serious injuries and was taken by Ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, MO. It was unknown if he was wearing a seat belt.

The vehicle was totaled in the crash.

At 7:24 p.m., Jason Rhoades was charged with Careless and Imprudent Driving resulting in a Crash, Driving While Revoked or Suspended and Driving While Intoxicated. He was released for medical treatment.

A two-vehicle accident last Tuesday (February 6) sent one to the hospital.

The MSHP reported that a 2017 Ford Escape, driven by Billie Admire, 70, of Osage Beach, MO, was westbound on Highway 54 west of Route FF in Miller County at 8:35 a.m. when the vehicle changed lanes into the front of a 2019 International Box Truck being driven by James Gregory, 51, of Jefferson City, MO.

A passenger in the Ford Escape, Dixie Singleton, 93, of Moberly, MO, received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital. All involved were wearing their seat belts.

The Escape had moderate damage while the box truck had minor damage.

A juvenile on a motorcycle was injured last Thursday after hitting a truck.

At 6:00 p.m. on Route Y North of Red Arrow Road in Morgan County, a 16-year-old juvenile male from Rocky Mount, MO, was driving a 2006 Yamaha YZF-R6 south when he crossed the center of the roadway and hit a northbound 2012 Ford F150, driven by Brian Luke, 46, also of Rocky Mount.

The juvenile suffered moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital. He was wearing a helmet and Luke was wearing his seat belt.

The Yamaha had moderate damage and the F150 had extensive damage.

At 6:55 p.m. Brian Luke was charged with Driving While Intoxicated – Alcohol and No Insurance. He was taken to the Morgan County Jail.

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