NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – Just after 6 p.m. Wednesday evening reports of a t-bone crash at State Hwy H and Norway Road alerted Newton County Central Dispatch.
Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies, Granby Fire Dept, Newton County Ambulance responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.
On the scene we learn the crash proved fatal to one driver, George Eads, 90, of Granby, Mo. He was pronounced on scene. Next of kin have now been notified on Thursday morning.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol MCIU (Major Crash Investigation Unit) were summoned to investigate the crash, which is protocol, when two or more vehicles are involved in a crash resulting in death.
The two-vehicle t-bone crash involved Eads, driving a 2006 Nissan Sentra, traveling eastbound on Norway Road.
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Jeffrey Parman, 25, of Rocky Comfort, Mo. was driving a 2014 Mustang, traveling southbound on State Hwy H. He suffered moderate injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
“Crash occurred as [Nissan] failed to yield to [Ford].” – Tpr J.T. Martin, Troop D / Newton-McDonald County Zone
Ron’s Towing of Neosho removed the two vehicles.
MCIU (MAJOR CRASH INVESTIGATION UNIT)
The Troop D Major Crash Investigation Unit (MCIU) was summoned to process the crash. Each MCIU officer is, “trained in the human, mechanical and environmental factors of traffic crash investigation. They are considered court experts in the field of traffic crash investigation.”
There are currently four teams located across the state. Each one utilizes Robotic Total Station technology, allowing for the accurate and fair depiction of crash scenes diagrammed to scale.
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