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Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

SUV v. tree

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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Public Safety Officer Paula Nichols, left, and Lt. Rick Rapert of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety look over the vehicle which struck a tree in a yard at the corner of Lillian and Watson Tuesday morning. "He was northbound on Lillian and at 211 Lillian left the road on the opposite side of the correct travel lane, the left side, went into a yard and went airborne over the opening for a driveway, crashed into a fence and went completely through the fence -- crashed it down," Rapert said. The vehicle then left the roadway hitting the tree in the yard. The accident was reported by the South Scott County Ambulance Service to DPS at 8:58 a.m. Pete Glaus, the owner of the property where the vehicle was stopped by the tree, said this is the sixth vehicle to strike a tree in his yard "but it's the first to do it in broad daylight." The vehicle's driver was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau for injuries that were described by Rapert as being "at least moderate." The accident is under investigation by DPS.