MOREHOUSE -- Eight Sikeston residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports at 11:40 a.m. in New Madrid County on Highway 60, one mile west of Morehouse, an accident occurred as westbound motorist Paula R. Starnes, 31, of Sikeston attempted to make a left turn from the driving lane and turned into the path of the westbound vehicle driven by Florence A. Shaw, 42, of Sikeston in the passing lane. Starnes' passenger, Deandre Starnes, 4, was ejected through the back glass of the vehicle. Paula Starnes and passenger Dyshauna Starnes, 4, received serious injuries and were taken by ambulance to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Deandre Starnes and Calab Starnes, 6, and passenger also sustained serious injuries, but were air evacuated to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Shaw and her passengers, Odell R. Thompson, 11, who was seriously injured and Kayona M. Crenshaw, 12, who was moderately injured, were taken by ambulance to Missouri Delta Medical Center. Shaw's other passenger, Antonio Blackmon, 4, of Sikeston received minor injuries and was taken by private conveyance to Missouri Delta Medical Center.
MATTHEWS -- A Lilbourn resident received serious injuries after his vehicle struck some trees and overturned Sunday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 1:35 a.m. Anthony E. Byrd, 39, of Lilbourn was traveling southbound in New Madrid County on Interstate 55, two miles north of Matthews, when his vehicle crossed over into the northbound lane and left the roadway. His vehicle then struck some trees and overturned.
Byrd was taken by air evacuation to St. Francis Medical Center.
DEXTER -- A one-vehicle accident resulted in serious injuries for two Arkansas residents Saturday.
The Patrol reports at 6:15 a.m. in Stoddard County on Highway 60, six miles west of Dexter an accident occurred as motorist Jimmy A. McLaughlin, 20, of Tuckerman, Ark., traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck a bridge, continued traveling and struck an embankment.
McLaughlin and his passenger, Tiffany K. Minchue, 14, were taken by ambulance to Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.