Mon. Feb 6th, 2023
A Missouri State trooper is hospitalized with serious injuries after being struck by a pickup truck while doing a pedestrian check.
It happened in Crawford County four miles west of Sullivan. On the South Otter Road.
Saturday evening a little before 6:30, 25-year-old Colby B. Townsend of Rolla was on the side of the road checking up on a pedestrian when a westbound 2017 Dodge Ram 1500, driven by 74-year-old William D. King of Cuba either didn’t see the trooper or wasn’t paying attention and hit him.
Townsend was air evacuated to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment.