MO Teen Sydnee Soendker ID’d As Victim In Monday Slater Fatal UTV Crash

SALINE COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Sydnee Soendker, of Blue Springs, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a Monday afternoon UTV crash in Saline County.

Soendker, 17, was killed and another teen seriously injured in a UTV crash near Slater on Monday.

According to reports, Soendker was operating a UTV in rural Slater, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle exited the roadway around 1:30 p.m. Monday. The vehicle then entered a culvert, ejecting both occupants.

An unidentified teen was transported to an area hospital in serious condition.

Soendker was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Saline County is located along the Missouri River in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,370. Its county seat is Marshall. The county was established November 25, 1820, and named for the region’s salt springs – Wikipedia.

IA Man Kolton Gonnerman ID’d As Victim In Friday Night Centerville Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

APPANOOSE COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Kolton Gonnerman of Centerville, Iowa, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Friday night vehicle crash in Appanoose County.

Gonnerman, 24, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Centerville on Friday night.

According to reports, Gonnerman was operating a pickup truck in the 2500 block of IA-2 in Centerville, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 7 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then entered a culvert and rolled over.

Gonnerman was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

A passenger in the vehicle, Thatcher Carel, 25, of Seymour, Iowa, was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Appanoose County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,884. Its county seat is Centerville. The county was a major coal-mining region. In recent decades, the state has made a mostly-unsuccessful effort to develop manufacturing as an alternate form of employment – Wikipedia.

IA Man Jason Willey ID’d As Victim In Monday Knoxville Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash

PAGE COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Jason Cameron Willey, of Clarinda, Iowa, has been identified as the victim in a single-vehicle fatal crash in Page County Monday night.

Willey, 47, was killed in a single-vehicle crash that injured another man near Knoxville, Iowa on Monday.

According to reports, Willey was traveling as a passenger in a Chevrolet Camaro, operated by Jalen Zachary Frost, 24, of Corydon, on Highway T15 in Knoxville, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 6 p.m. Monday. The vehicle then entered a culvert and rolled over multiple times.

Willey, who was ejected from the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Frost was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Page County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,932. The county seat is Clarinda. The county is named in honor of Captain John Page of the 4th U.S. Infantry, who was mortally wounded in the Battle of Palo Alto – Wikipedia.

MO Man Derriun Taylor ID’d As Victim In Saturday Fatal GA Big-Rig Crash

MONROE COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Derriun Taylor of Perryville, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Monroe County, Georgia 18-wheeler crash Saturday morning.

Taylor, 49, was killed in a tractor-trailer rollover crash on Interstate 75 near Jackson in Saturday morning.

According to reports, Taylor was operating a big-rig on I-75, when for unknown reasons, the truck crossed centerlines and exited the roadway near High Falls Road in Jackson. The vehicle then traveled down an embankment and rolled over around 5 a.m. Saturday.

Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Monroe County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,424. The county seat is Forsyth. The county was created on May 15, 1821. The county was named for James Monroe. Monroe County is included in the Macon, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

MO Man Bobby Spears ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Night Jackson Fatal Crash

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Bobby Spears, of Oak Ridge, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday night single-vehicle pickup truck crash in Cape Girardeau County.

Spears, 21, was killed in in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday night near Jackson.

According to officials, Emergency crews responded to Larch Lane near Route FF, on reports of a vehicle crash around 8:22 p.m. Wednesday.

Police later determined that a 17-year-old was operating a pickup truck on Larch Lane, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway.

The vehicle then rolled over multiple times.

Spears, who was ejected from the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Two other passengers were hurt in the crash. A 16-year-old Jackson girl was rushed to a Cape Girardeau hospital with serious injuries. Kyle J. Hamlin, 19 of Patton received minor injuries. He refused treatment, reports KFVS.

An ambulance transported the unidentified driver to a Cape Girardeau hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

MSHP reports that no one in the truck was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the violent crash.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Spears:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Cape Girardeau County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Missouri; its eastern border is formed by the Mississippi River. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 75,674. The county seat is Jackson, the first city in the US to be named in honor of President Andrew Jackson – Wikipedia.

Branson MO Man Rich Guthrie ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Fatal Halltown Head-On Crash

LAWRENCE COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Richard Guthrie of Branson, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a fatal vehicle crash in Lawrence County on Tuesday.

“Rich” Guthrie, 72, was killed Tuesday in a head-on two-vehicle crash in Lawrence County on Tuesday morning.

According to reports, Guthrie was operating a Toyota RAV4 on Highway 96 near Halltown, when his vehicle collided with a GMC pickup truck head-on around 9:30 a.m. It is unknown why the GMC crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes.

Guthrie was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma. His wife, Linda, who was traveling as a passenger was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

The pickup truck driver suffered unknown injuries.

The report says all three individuals were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the violent crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Lawrence County is a county located in the southwest portion of the U.S. state of Missouri, in the area of the Ozarks. As of the 2010 census, the population was 38,634. Its county seat is Mount Vernon – Wikipedia.

MO Men Benjamin Rash & Jacob Guerrero ID’d As Victims In Thursday Night Double-Fatal Vernon County Crash

NEVADA, MO. (THECOUNT) — Benjamin L. Rash, of El Dorado Springs, MO and Jacob A. Guerrero of Sheldon, MO, have been identified as the victims in a double-fatal crash near Nevada, Missouri on Thursday night.

According to police, Rash, 21, was operating a Honda Civic on Highway BB near Nevada, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway. The vehicle the entered the shoulder and flipped over around 9:40 p.m. Thursday.

Rash and 21-year-old Guerrero both died at the scene of the wreck.

According to a crash report, neither man was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the violent wreck.

No further information was provided by officials on the deadly crash.

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Geo quick facts: Nevada is a city in and the county seat of Vernon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,386 at the 2010 census, and 8,254 in the 2018 estimate. Nevada is the home of Cottey College. Its local government uses the council-manager model – Wikipedia.

MT Grandma Goes Viral After Using ‘Blow Dryer’ To Slow Speeding Polson Drivers

POLSON, MT. (THECOUNT) — Patti Baumgartner was sick and tired of drivers speeding down her Montana street, so she decided to trick the driver into hitting the breaks by pointing a hair dryer and replicating a radar speed trap. And so far, it working.

Baumgartner, a grandmother in Polson, is now an honorary state trooper after taking the problem with speeding driver into her own hands, with the use of a handy blow dryer.

Baumgartner was photographed by her son showing her clever idea to get drivers to slow down for safety.

“They forget to slow down, and there are a lot of people that are complaining about that they can’t walk or ride their bikes. I wouldn’t even attempt riding a bike around,” she said. “We were talking about maybe something would slow the cars down. So, we decided to put me in a chair and I guess use the hair dryer as a speed thing,” Baumgartner said.

Baumgartner’s son took the picture of her and tweeted it out to Trooper Noah Pesola, hoping to catch his attention. It did.

“I thought it was hilarious. I think that we have a speed issue in Montana, and I thought it was a great creative idea for the public to try and combat that a little bit without making people too upset,” said Pesola.

Pesola liked it so much he gave Baumgartner a special title.

“It’s not an official or anything like that for the honorary trooper, which is kind of what I called it. I didn’t know what else to do for her, when she’s doing something for the community and like she says, she’s got grandkids in the area so she’s doing something for her grandkids’ benefit. The best thing I could think of was give her a trooper hat and a badge to make her look a little more official,” he said, reports Live5News.

Baumgartner says she can’t tell if her white hair dryer really slowed cars down, but she plans to use it again to bring awareness to speeding cars in the neighborhood.

Geo quick facts: Polson is a city in Lake County, Montana, United States, on the southern shore of Flathead Lake. It is also on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The population was 4,488 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Lake County. The city was named after pioneer rancher David Polson – Wikipedia.

Ole Miss Student MO Woman Ally Kostial ID’d As Victim Found Dead In Lafayette County ‘Foul Play’

HARMONTOWN, MS. (THECOUNT) — Alexandria “Ally” Kostial from St. Louis, Missouri, has been identified as the University of Mississippi student found dead in Harmontown, Mississippi on Friday.

Kostial, 21, was found dead Friday by Lafayette County Sheriff’s deputies who were on routine patrol, according to reports.

Little information has been released by authorities on the student’s location and cause of death.

Authorities did say they believe foul play was involved.

The University of Mississippi confirmed Kostial attended the school.

Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks released the following statement Sunday:

“We are truly saddened by the death of Alexandria Kostial. Ally was a valued member of our campus community. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family, friends, and classmates and stand ready to support them during this time. We appreciate the work of the Lafayette County Sherriff’s Department and Coroner as they conduct their investigation,” reports WMCActionNews5.

Kostial was working toward a bachelor’s degree in marketing in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi.

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Bureau of Investigations and Mississippi Crime Lab Crime Scene Unit are actively working the case. They are being assisted by the University of Mississippi Police Department and The Oxford Police Department.
Anyone with possible information on the case should contact police at 911 immediately.

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Geo quick facts: Harmontown is an unincorporated community in Lafayette County, Mississippi. In the hill country of North Mississippi, Harmontown is located in the northwest corner of Lafayette County, just off MS 310 and just to the north of Sardis Lake – Wikipedia.

Man Arrested After Attempting To Smuggle 1/2 Kilo Cocaine Under Toupee

SPAIN. (THECOUNT) — Police in Spain have arrested a man who allegedly tried to smuggle half a kilo of cocaine under his rather ill fitting toupee while traveling through Barcelona international airport.

Spanish authorities released a before-and-after mugshot of the suspect showing the placement of the drugs with-and-without the hairpiece.

Authorities said the man appeared to be extremely nervous when he arrived on a flight from Bogota, Colombia. They were also puzzled by his disproportionately large hairpiece, KCTV reported.

When officers asked him to remove the wig, they reportedly found a package of cocaine stuck to his head. The drugs have an estimated street value of 30,000 euros (about $34,000), according to authorities.

“There is no limit to the inventiveness of drug traffickers trying to mock controls,” the Spanish National Police said in a statement Tuesday.

The law enforcement agency recently released photos of the man, with his eyes blocked, although he was arrested at the end of June. They did not provide any additional details on his identity.