Monday, September 12, 2016

Butler man escapes injury in Bates County crash

On 9/12/16 around 6:35am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County responded to a two vehicle accident in the Northbound Lanes of I-49 at Mile Marker 137.8 just North of Passiac.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when both vehicles were traveling Northbound and the 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by 57 year old Hayward J. Godfrey of Buckhannon,West Virginia was struck from behind by the 2001 Ford Focus driven by 38 year old Christopher  L. Strauss of Butler, Missouri.

Mr. Godfrey sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was transported by Bates County EMS to Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler for treatment.

Don's Tow of Butler was called to the scene to tow the Ford Focus of Mr. Strauss and the Oldsmobile was secured and left roadside.



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