Accidents across the area this weekend

A Sunrise beach woman received moderate injuries in a crash Saturday night at about 8:30 on ROUTE TT a quarter mile EAST OF ROUTE F in Camden county. Police say 19 year old AUTUMN CHRISTIANSEN FAILED TO NEGOTIATE A CURVE. Her car TRAVELLED OFF NORTH SIDE OF THE ROAD AND STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT. The woman chose to seek medical attention on her own, meanwhile police in Sullivan responded to an accident with serious injuries on ROUTE E 2 MILES WEST OF MILAN at about 3:20 Saturday morning. 43 year old Tammy Tucker of Milan SLID OUT OF CONTROL, CROSSED THE CENTER LINE, STRUCK A BRIDGE RAIL, AND THE END OF BRIDGE, AND CAME TO REST IN THE WESTBOUND LANE. She was TRANSPORTED BY SULLIVAN COUNTY AMBULANCE TO SULLIVAN COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.


The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect through Monday Morning for Camden, Miller, Morgan, Benton, Laclede, Dallas, Hickory, Pulaski and Maries counties. National weather service office is expecting to see multiple rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall across the Ozarks through the weekend. Meteorologist Ray Miller with the Weather Eye Weather Center explains:

Ray Miller on the Weather

With saturated soils and more heavy rainfall expected, flash flooding is a big concern especially over creeks, streams and area low water crossings as well as possible river flooding in some locations. The watch stays in effect again until Monday morning.

Fire Leaves Eldon Family Homeless

A family of four is homeless after a fire destroys their home in Eldon.  The blaze broke out early Thursday morning at a residence on Highway 87.  A father, and three children, ages 3, 7 and 8, is receiving assistance from the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter.  Two Miller County volunteers responded on Thursday and met with the family.  The Red Cross provided the family with financial resources to buy food.  Family members also received comfort kits which contain personal hygiene items.  The Red Cross says the family will be staying with relatives.

Fire Damages Home in Sunrise Beach

One house is damaged, but another is saved after a fire in Sunrise Beach.  Sunrise Beach Fire Chief Dennis Riley says the blaze broke out on Thursday afternoon at a resident in the Crane Cove area.  He says fire fighters had water issues trying to put out the blaze.  Riley says that they are calling the fire accidental at this time but a full investigation is underway.

Miller County Crash Sends One to Hospital and Another to Jail

A two vehicle accident in Miller County leaves one person in the hospital and another in jail.  The Missouri Highway Patrol says the crash happened on Wednesday afternoon on Route W two miles north of Greer Road.  A vehicle driven by 20-year old Carson Sheffield of Lake Ozark crossed the center-line and hit a pick up driven by 64-year old Terry Slider of Versailles.  Slider’s truck went off the road and into a ditch.  He was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.  The Highway Patrol says Sheffield left the scene and was arrested about three hours later.  He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failing to drive on the right half of the road and no license.  Sheffield was taken to the Miller County Jail.

Truck and Trailer Go Into Lake of the Ozarks

No one is injured after a truck and boat trailer end up in the Lake of the Ozarks.  On Monday night, Sunrise Beach fire fighters were called to the Villages after a mechanical failure caused a man to lose control of his truck.  The truck and trailer rolled down a boat ramp and into the lake.  The man was able to get out of the truck before it and the trailer went completely underwater.  A member of the Mid County Fire Protection District dive team went into the water and hooked a cable onto the truck and it was pulled out of the water.  Sunrise Beach fire fighters, the Mid County Fire dive team and the Missouri Highway Patrol were all on the scene.

Suspicious Fire Does Damage in Lake Ozark

Lake Ozark firefighters were kept busy in the early morning hours this morning. They were called to a structure fire at 1331 School Rd. Upon arrival they found the garage, a trailer and shed on fire. The fire was quickly brought under control with the assistance of area agencies. The good news is that the residence was saved and no damage was reported. The current cause of the fire is still under investigation and fire officials do believe it is suspicious in nature. We will follow this story.