Five are hurt and one is ticketed in four traffic crashes and a boating mishap in northeast Missouri and western Illinois over the weekend.

Two are injured, one seriously, in an ATV crash on private property on Marion County Route A east of Emerson at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Highway Patrol reports 28 year old John Swayne of St. Peters, Missouri lost control of his ATV in a field and overturned.

John Swayne was taken first to Hannibal Regional Hospital and then taken by Survival Flight to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of serious injuries.

Swayne’s passenger, eight year old Giovanni Swayne, was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital with minor injuries.


A Shelbyville woman suffers moderate injuries in a one car crash on Highway 15 south of Shelbyville at 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

The Highway Patrol reports 31 year old Stephanie Kelley was southbound when her car skidded off the road, struck a ditch and overturned, coming to rest on its top, partially ejecting Kelley from the car.

Kelly was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment.


A Curryville man escapes with minor injuries in a one car crash on Route Y at Pike County Road 402 at 2:50 a.m. Saturday.

The Highway Patrol reports 22 year old Austin Brown was westbound when he became distracted with his cell phone. Brown’s car ran off the road, struck an embankment and overturned.

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


A Quincy man suffers minor injuries in a boating mishap east of Black Jack Marina on Mark Twain Lake at 11:45 a.m. Sunday.

The State Water Patrol reports a boat, occupied by 55 year old Randy Boyer was tied to a tree stump. Waves from other vessels made Boyer’s boat rock, causing him to fall.

Boyer was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy for treatment.


There were no injuries, but multiple tickets were issued as the result of a one car crash on Highway 24 east of I-172 in Adams County at 6:22 p.m. Saturday.

Adams County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene of the crash to find the car, with major damage, unoccupied behind a corn field.

The driver of the car, 32 year old Stephen Miller of Quincy and his juvenile passenger were located about a quarter-mile from the vehicle.

Miller refused medical treatment. The juvenile was taken to Blessing Hospital for observation, then released with no injuries.

Miller was ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, with other charges pending.

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