By Robin Shores
Lyle Vanhouten, 81, of Clarence, Mo was struck by Spencer Garmon, 32, of Moberly, Mo on Thursday Morning at 6:54am on December 14. The accident happened on US 63 one-half mile south of Clark, Mo Junction in Randolph County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Report, Garmon struck Vanhouten and then traveled off the roadway and struck a tree. Garmon was not wearing his seat belt and received serious injuries. Vanhouten was wearing his seat belt and no injuries were reported.
Garmon’s 2006 Chevrolet Malibu was towed by Palmatory Recovery and Towing out of Moberly, Mo with extensive damage. Vanhouten drove his 2003 Ford Ranger from the scene with minor damage.
Cpt. Easley #141. Tropper Gipson #1164 assisted with Randolph County Sheriff Department. Garmon was privately transported to the University Hospital in Columbia, Mo by private conveyance.