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November 18, 2010

Kirksville Boy Hurt in Crash Near Airport

A Kirksville boy was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident in Scotland County on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Dalton R. Mendenhall, 15, was a passenger in a vehicle that overturned on Highway 136, three miles west of Memphis near the Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport.

Raymond G. Mendenhall, 41, was driving a 2003 Ford F250 eastbound on Highway 136 when the truck travelled off the right side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and then traveled off the left side of the roadway where the truck overturned before coming to rest on its wheels in a field.

Raymond Mendenhall suffered minor injuries in the crash. Both patients were transported to Scotland County Hospital by Scotland County Ambulance.

The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Scotland County Sheriff's Department, Scotland County first responders and the ambulance service.

Saturday's crash marked the third accident investigation of the month performed by the highway patrol.

A one-vehicle accident occurred at 7:45 p.m. on November 7th on Route P, 15 miles north of Memphis.

Mary J. Burkholder, 17, of Baring, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer westbound when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned, coming to rest on its side.

Burkholder and a passenger in the vehicle, Lorelle M. Hurst, 18 of Riceville, IA, both suffered moderate injuries in the crash.

Two other passengers in the vehicle, 18-year-old Eileen R. Martin of Nora Springs, IA, and 17-year-old Sheryl L. Zimmerman of Rutledge, suffered minor injuries in the crash.

All four women were transported by private auto to Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

The crash was investigated by the highway patrol with the assistance of the Scotland County Sheriff's Department.

On November 2, a Gorin man suffered moderate injuries after crashing into the railroad crossing in Gorin at 7:30 a.m.

Robert D. Franklin, 68, suffered a medical condition that caused his 1998 Ford Ranger to travel across the tracks, striking a guard rail and a crossing arm.

Franklin was transported by private auto to Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

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