Eugene man killed in Miller County Saturday, other accidents leave drivers with injuries



A Eugene man was in killed in Miller County Saturday and other accidents have left drivers with injuries.
Robert D. Wright, 56, of Eugene, was killed Saturday evening on Route 17 2 miles north of Route 52.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Wood was driving a 1979 Chevrolet southbound on Route 17 about 7:15 p.m. when he ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, crossed the centerline and struck a utility pole.
Wright, who was not wearing a seat belt according to the report, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by Miller County Coroner Rick Callahan.
An Osage Beach man was seriously injured early Saturday morning when his motorcycle struck a culvert.
John W. Kempel was westbound on Black Road about 4:30 a.m. Saturday when his 1994 Harley Davidson crossed the centerline, ran off the left side of the road and struck a culvert, according to the Patrol report.
Kempel, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown off the motorcycle, according to the report. He was flown to University Hospital in Colombia, Mo., with serious injuries.
On Thursday evening, a 20-year-old Gravois Mills man was seriously injured in a two-car accident on Chelsea Road 1.5 miles west of Route 5.
According to the patrol report, Douglas E. Anderson was eastbound about 6 p.m. when his 1991 Ford crossed the centerline and struck a 2002 Ford head-on driven by Penny J. Worley, 65, of Laurie.
Anderson’s vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and came to rest in a ditch. Worley’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and stopped in a ditch.
Worley was taken to Lake Regional Hospital by ambulance. She was wearing a seatbelt, according to the report.
Anderson, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Lake Regional by ambulance, then flown to University Hospital.