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Friday, March 26, 2021

Accident yesterday on I-49 in Bates County

On March 25th around 10:40am the Butler Fire Department along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a bizarre accident on I-49 near mile marker 131.2 between Rich Hill and Butler.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when a tire and wheel came off of the southbound 2014 Mack Conventional truck driven by 46 year old Steven S. Sivils of Crossett, Arkansas and went through the median striking the 2019 northbound Kia driven by 80 year old John Deluca of Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

A passenger in Mr. Deluca's vehicle 77 year old Gertrude C. Deluca of Pleasant Hill, Missouri sustained a minor laceration and she refused medical treatment at the scene of the accident.

The Kia was totaled and towed from the scene by Don's Tow of Butler. 

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