Five people are injured, one seriously, in three separate traffic crashes in northeast Missouri and western Illinois over the weekend.

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Two men are hurt in a bicycle-dirt bike crash near Tioga in Hancock County just before 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports 23 year old Ruben Gerhardt of Sutter was southbound on his dirt bike when he rear-ended a bicycle, ridden by 67 year old John Stewart of Warsaw.

Gerhardt was taken to Memorial Hospital in Carthage. Stewart was air lifted to Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

When Gerhardt was released from the hospital, he was taken into custody and charged with no valid driver’s license, operating an uninsured vehicle and failure to notify police of an accident.


An Iowa couple are hurt in a single vehicle crash on Highway 61 south of Hannibal at 2:10 p.m. Sunday.

The Highway Patrol reports 67 year old James Dixon of Burlington was northbound when his SUV ran off the road, struck a guard rail and came to rest on its top in the median.

James Dixon and his passenger, 61 year old Diane Dixon, also of Burlington, were taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy for treatment. James Dixon suffered serious injuries. Diane Dixon’s injuries were described as moderate.


A Canton man escapes with minor injuries in a single vehicle crash on 130th Street north of Canton at 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

The Highway Patrol reports 36 year old Joshua McIntosh was westbound when his pickup ran off the road and struck a ditch.

McIntosh was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment.

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