A total of seven people are injured, one seriously, in four separate traffic crashes around the area over the weekend.

Two are hurt, one seriously in a motorcycle crash on Highway 16 east of Monticello in Lewis County at 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

The Highway Patrol reports 43 year old Harold Darnell of Lewistown was westbound when his motorcycle struck a deer in the roadway. Darnell and his passenger, his wife 38 year old Virginia Darnell, were both ejected from the bike.

The Darnells were taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy for treatment. Virginia Darnell suffered moderate injuries. Harold Darnell’s injuries were described as serious.


Three women suffer moderate injuries in a one car crash on Highway 154 west of Vandalia in Ralls County at 11:59 a.m. Sunday.

The Highway Patrol reports 28 year old Michelle Owens of Bowling Green was distracted, causing her car to run off the road and overturn, coming to rest on its wheels.

Owens and one of the passengers, 50 year old Brenda Peak of Bowling Green, were taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. A second passenger, 30 year old Ashley Helderman of Jefferson City, was taken to Audrain County Medical Center in Mexico for treatment.


A Quincy woman suffers minor injuries in a one car crash on Highway 61 south of Pike County Road 300 at 8:40 p.m. Sunday.

The Highway Patrol reports 39 year old Melissa Austin was northbound when her car ran off the road and down an embankment.

Austin was taken to Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana for treatment.


A Quincy man escapes with minor injuries in a motorcycle crash in Ursa at 5:26 p.m. Saturday.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports 50 year old Jeffrey Times was northbound on E500, lost control of his bike and ran off the road.

Times was taken to Blessing Hospital by Air Evac for non life threatening injuries. He was ticketed for DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.