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Pedestrian death among injury accidents responded to by MSHP

The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to five local injury accidents between Nov. 28 and Dec. 4, including the death of a pedestrian that took place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 29 on northbound U.S. 67, north of Missouri Avenue in Ste. Genevieve County.

The MSHP reports that the death occurred when a northbound 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Gregana Choko L. Gouneva, 49, of St. Louis, ran into Barbara J. Fisher, 74, of Bloomsdale, who failed to yield to the van while crossing U.S. 61 from the westside to the eastside. Fisher was pronounced dead at the scene by Ste. Genevieve County Coroner Eric Basler at 6:22 p.m.

Fisher was transported by the coroner to Basler Funeral Home.

The van, which reportedly received “extensive” damage in the accident, was towed by Ste. Genevieve Towing.

Other incidents reported include:

– A Des Arc man received moderate injuries in a one-car accident that occurred at 6:40 a.m. Nov. 28 on U.S. 67, nine miles south of Cherokee Pass in Madison County.

The MSHP reports that the accident took place when a northbound 2020 Toyota Camry driven by Arthur C. Davis, 61, of Des Arc, ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.

Davis, who was reportedly wearing a seat belt when the wreck occurred, was transported by Air Evac to Mercy South, where he was treated for his injuries.

His car, which reportedly received “moderate” damage in the accident, was towed from the scene by Bond’s Towing of Des Arc.

– Two Pilot Knob women received moderate injuries in a one-car collision that took place at 4:15 p.m. Nov. 30 on Highway 221, three miles north of Pilot Knob in Iron County.

The MSHP reports that the wreck occurred when a southbound 2012 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Amanda K. Skiver, 29, of Pilot Knob, hydroplaned, traveled off the right side of the roadway, and struck a tree.

The driver and one of the vehicle’s occupants, Brandi Skiver, 27, of Pilot Knob — neither of whom was reportedly wearing seat belts at the time of the accident — received moderate injuries. Amanda Skiver was transported by ambulance to Mercy South in St. Louis, and Brandi Skiver was taken by ambulance to Parkland Health Center in Farmington, where they were treated for their injuries.

Another occupant in the vehicle — Bo A. Altenberger, 28, received minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Parkland Hospital for treatment. He was also reportedly not wearing a seat belt when the collision occurred.

The vehicle, which was reportedly “totaled” in the accident, was removed from the scene by Adams Custom Auto.

– A Mineral Point man received moderate injuries in a single pickup truck crash that took place at 10:15 p.m. Dec. 2 on southbound Highway 21, south of Amvets Drive in Jefferson County.

The MSHP reports that the accident occurred when a southbound 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck driven by Holten B. Jarvis, 20, of Mineral Point, was traveling too fast for conditions and traveled off the left side of the road, striking a ditch.

Jarvis, who was reportedly not wearing a seat belt at the time the wreck took place, was transported by personal conveyance to Mercy Hospital Jefferson, where he was treated for his injuries.

The truck, which reportedly received “moderate” damage in the accident, was removed from the scene by Elliott Motors.

– A French Village woman received moderate injuries in a one-car collision that took place at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 4 at 5005 Highway C in St. Francois County.

The MSHP reports the crash occurred when an eastbound 2025 Kia Forte driven by Gabrielle E. Ainsworth, 22, of French Village, traveled off the left side of the roadway, striking a fence and a tree.

Ainsworth, who was reportedly wearing a seat belt when the wreck took place, was transported by the St. Francois County Ambulance District to Parkland Health Center in Bonne Terre, where she was treated for her injuries.

Her car, which reportedly received “extensive” damage in the accident, was towed from the scene by Marler’s Towing.

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