Joanna C Hedge of Grandin, Missouri was killed on Wednesday, January 31st 2018 at 8:30 pm in Carter County, Missouri. Hedge is a 23-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: US 60 at Route a in Ellsinore.
In the crash, Hedge was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
“”MODIFIED REPORT”” “”FATALITY ACCIDENT”” “”NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED”” ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 FORD DRIVEN BY JOANNA HEDGE] FAILED TO YIELD TO VEHICLE 2 [THE 2005 KIA SORENTO DRIVEN BY GEORGE FINDLEY] AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2006 FORD DRIVEN BY JOANNA HEDGE] WAS CROSSING OVER WESTBOUND US 60. DRIVER #1 PRONOUNCED DECEASED AT 2248 HOURS BY DR RAYMOND KETTING AT POPLAR BLUFF REGIONAL HOSPITAL, POPLAR BLUFF, MO. NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED. TROOP G FATALITY ACCIDENT NUMBER 6 AS COMPARED TO NUMBER 1 THIS SAME TIME IN 2017. ASSISTED BY SGT K.W.MALUGEN (707) MSHP MAJOR CRASH INVESTIGATION TEAM, SGT M.D.TACKETT (917), CPL M.L.FREEMAN (1151), TPR K.L.HUGGINS (729) AND TPR C.T.MORGAN (852)
Hedge's injuries were fatal. Hedge was taken by East Carter Ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2006 Ford driven by Joanna Hedge was total. It was removed by Brooks Towing of Ellsinore. The damage to the 2005 Kia Sorento driven by George Findley was total. It was also removed by Brooks Towing of Ellsinore.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper C C Mccoy of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180062729 to this crash. The highway patrol charges $5.75 for each certified report (certification required for court). But you can call 877-925-1969 to request a free copy of the report. The highway patrol is currently backlogged and they state on their website that you will have to wait 10 days and may have to wait an "extended period of time" beyond that for the report. Further, unless you qualify under the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, the report you get will have important and necessary information such as photographs, social security numbers, driver license numbers, names, addresses and telephone numbers redacted or blacked out.
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