Sunday, October 25, 2015

Deepwater man killed in four vehicle Benton County crash

A Deepwater, Missouri man was killed after being involved in a four-vehicle accident on Oct. 24 in Benton County on U.S. 65 Highway and Byrum Avenue.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when a northbound 2006 Dodge Ram driven by Lawrence D. Tucker, 18, Cole Camp, Missouri. 


Mr. Tucker was passing a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado that was also northbound driven by Randy M. Hercules, 51, Deepwater, Missouri and a 2013 Ford F-150 northbound by Kevin M. Gladman, 25, Stover, Missouri. The Tucker vehicle struck the Hercules and Gladman vehicles. 

Mr. Tucker's vehicle then struck a 2009 Nissan Altima southbound by Shian N. Swearingin, 18, Hermitage, Missouri. 

The Gladman vehicle exited the roadway and overturned. The Tucker vehicle continued on and struck the towed unit of the Swearingin vehicle, causing it to exit the right side of the roadway and overturn.

Randy M. Hercules was pronounced dead at 9:33 p.m. his body was transported by the Benton County Coroner to Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. The Hercules vehicle was totaled and removed from the scene by Precision Towing.

Lawrence D. Tucker sustained moderate injuries in this accident and was airlifted by LifeFlight to the University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital. The Tucker vehicle had extensive damage and was removed from the scene by Precision Towing.


Kevin M. Gladman sustained moderate injuries and was transported by Cole Camp EMS to Bothwell Regional Hospital in Sedalia. His vehicle was totaled and removed from the scene by Precision Towing.

Shian N. Swearingin sustained moderate injuries and was transported by Warsaw EMS to Lake Regional Hospital. Her vehicle was totaled and removed from the scene by Precision Towing.