Palmyra man injured when he runs off road to avoid car that slid off trailer on U.S. 61

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Feb. 12, 2018 9:50 pm

PALMYRA, Mo. -- A vehicle that slid from a trailer is to blame for a crash Saturday morning in Palmyra.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Scott L. Barker, 24, of Festus, Mo., was driving his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado and pulling a trailer north on U.S. 61 just north of Palmyra. Barker lost control of the vehicle, slid off the left side of the road and collided with an SUV. The Dodge Neon on Barker's trailer then became dislodged, slid out and came to rest in the opposite lane of U.S. 61, the report said.

Adam K. Waggoner, 50, of Palmyra, was driving his 2008 Saturn Vue south on U.S. 61 when the Neon slid out. Waggoner tried to avoid hitting the vehicle, slid off the right side of the road, struck a field entrance and went airborne before his vehicle came to rest on its wheels, the report said.

The crash took place at 7 a.m.

Both Barker and Waggoner were wearing seat belts, the patrol said, but Waggoner suffered minor injuries and was taken by Marion County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

The Saturn Vue was totaled, and the Chevrolet sustained extensive damage. Both were towed from the scene, the report said.

Assisting was the Marion County Sheriff's Department.

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