Pryor man killed in wreck between motorcycle and semi

MAYES COUNTY, Okla. – A Pryor, Oklahoma man dies in motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon.

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the in happened around 2:52 p.m. on OK-69A at Stretch Film Way in Mayes County, Oklahoma. Police say 30-year-old Ethan Foster died from massive injuries sustained in a wreck with a semi.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation

3 men charged over 2018 fatal Missouri tourist boat accident

BRANSON, Mo. – A local prosecutor on Friday filed a total of 63 felony criminal charges against three employees over a July 2018 tourist boat accident on a Missouri lake that killed 17 people.

The charges were filed in Stone County against the captain, the general manager and the manager on duty the day of the accident for the Ride the Ducks attraction on Table Rock Lake near the tourist mecca of Branson.

The charges were announced by County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Selby and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt.

The charges against captain Kenneth Scott McKee, of Verona, general manager Curtis Lanham, of Galena, and manager on duty Charles Baltzell, of Kirbyville, came seven months after a federal judge dismissed charges filed by federal prosecutors, concluding that they did not have jurisdiction.

McKee faces 29 charges, including 17 charges of first-degree involuntary manslaughter. An affidavit from a Missouri Highway Patrol sergeant accuses him of failing to exercise his duties as a licensed captain by taking his amphibious vehicle onto the lake during a thunderstorm.

Baltzell and Lanham face 17 charges each of first-degree involuntary manslaughter. They are accused of failing communicate weather conditions and failing to cease operations during a severe thunderstorm warning.

The dead included nine members of one family from Indianapolis. Other victims were from Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas.

11 people injured in southwestern Missouri crash

HOLLISTER, Mo. (AP) – Eleven people have been treated for mostly minor injuries after a shuttle bus and a car collided in southwestern Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident happened at 12:25 a.m. Monday in Taney County, in the Branson area. Two passengers on the bus were treated for moderate injuries. The other passengers and both drivers suffered minor injuries.

The patrol says the bus was turning onto Highway 86 and was struck by a Ford Mustang. All of the bus passengers were from Branson. The bus driver is from Holiday Hills, Arkansas, and the Mustang driver is from Ridgedale, Missouri.

12-year-old boy injured in Branson roller coaster accident

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) – A 12-year-old boy is hospitalized after an accident at a roller coaster attraction in Branson.

Branson officials say the accident happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at The Branson Coaster. Emergency responders found the child trapped on a ride with what appeared to be serious injuries. The child had to be extricated. He was flown by helicopter to a Springfield hospital. Details about his injuries have not been released.

The Missouri State Fire Marshall’s office is investigating the cause of the accident.

Pair of UTV accidents in SW Missouri kills two

MCDONALD COUNTY, Mo. – Two separate UTV accidents leave two people dead in Southwest Missouri.

The first crash occurred Tuesday just after 11:00 a.m.  near Highway 90, 10 miles east of Jane, Missouri. Police say a UTV overturned on a private trail. 63 year old Dennis Hurley and 60 year old Jacqueline Hurley both of Warsaw exited a separate UTV and walked downhill towards the wreck. Authorities say the second UTV rolled downhill, striking Dennis and Jacqueline Hurley. Dennis died at the hospital, and Jacqueline suffered moderate injuries.

The second wreck happened near Table Rock Lake in Barry County, Missouri. According to Missouri Highway Patrol, a UTV overturned at Fox Woods Circle about three miles south of Shell Knob. 59-year-old Shari Rains was thrown from the vehicle, she died at the scene.

Missouri Highway Patrol reports six holiday weekend fatalities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol says four people died on Missouri roadways during the Memorial Day weekend, and two others died on the water.

The patrol on Tuesday released details of the three-day weekend that began Saturday and ended Monday. The patrol cited 270 accidents on roads, and 10 involving boats. The agency says 112 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated, and eight others were arrested for boating while intoxicated. The patrol also reported 79 drug-related arrests – 77 on the roads and two on water.

The water deaths included a drowning on Saturday in Iron County and a fatal boating accident Sunday on a lake in Maries County.

Joplin train accident severs man’s arm

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin police say a 42-year-old man was hit by a train around 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning on Murphy Boulevard. They say the collision severed his arm

He was taken to Mercy Hospital awake and alert. Authorities shutdown Murphy Boulevard at the S Wisconsin Avenue intersection.

We’ll have an update on this story as more details become available.

Police say turkey hunter accidentally shot hiker Saturday

WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) – Authorities said a hiker was accidentally shot by a turkey hunter in the St. Louis area on Saturday. St. Charles County Police Department spokeswoman Val Joyner said the shooting appears to be “a really bad accident.”

The shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. Saturday on the Lewis and Clark Trail in the Weldon Spring Conservation Area near Highway 94. The male hiker was taken to a hospital after the shooting, but his condition wasn’t immediately available.

Joyner said the hunter cooperated with police as they helped the Missouri Department of Conservation investigate the shooting.

Joplin man accidentally wins $50,000 on scratch-off ticket

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin resident Bryan Burton is counting his lucky stars after a mix-up net him $50,000.

When Burton went into the Casey’s General Store on Main St. in Joplin, he was after the Missouri Lottery’s “$100,000 Cash.” However, the clerk accidentally gave him the “Millionaire Money” Scratchers game.

“I asked for game 313, and she gave me game 294 instead,” he said.

That ticket he got by mistake led to a $50,000 win for Burton. Burton exclaimed he was overcome with excitement and immediately called his wife to let her know the good news.

Aurora boy killed in ATV accident

AURORA, Mo. – An Aurora, Missouri boy dies in an ATV accident Thursday evening.

The wreck happened on Farm Road 1180 about 2 miles south of Aurora around 8:27 p.m. Missouri Highway Patrol says a 12-year-old boy was thrown off his ATV while making a U-turn.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.