As expected, the first measurable snowfall this season brings with it several reported traffic accidents around the lake area including one which sent a Stover woman to the emergency room. The Highway Patrol says that it happened shortly before 1-PM on Monday at the junction of Highway-52 at Route-T. 24-year-old Cierra Kelly was northbound on T when she slid through the intersection at 52 and into the path of an eastbound pick-up driven by 75-year-old Raymond Lichtenauer, also from Stover, causing both vehicles to come to rest off the roadway. Kelly was treated for moderate injuries. It’s unclear whether either of the drivers had been wearing a seat belt at the time.
Weather could have been a contributing factor in a single-vehicle accident that sent a Lake Ozark woman to the emergency room with moderate injuries. The Highway Patrol says it happened just before 4:45 Monday afternoon on Route-Y, at Rabbit Hill Road in Miller County, when the car driven by 32-year-old Michelle Nolan travelled off the roadway and overturned. Nolan was wearing a seat belt at the time. She was treated at Lake Regional.
The first strong dose of winter weather kept the Highway Patrol busy. Through 10pm Monday, Troop F responded to 296 calls for service. That included 118 crashes, 94 slide-offs, and 10 injuries. There were no fatalities reported.