Gower, MO - MSHP Investigates Crash That Hospitalized Four on US-169
Gower, MO (July 04, 2021) - A head-on collision put four people, including a teenager and a child, in the hospital on Sunday, July 4th in Buchanan County.
The crash occurred at about 12:00 p.m. on U.S. 169 near Gower.
Reports taken at the scene indicate that a 2021 Chevrolet Equinox driven by a 17-year-old was heading southbound on the highway when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, the vehicle swerved across the lanes and into oncoming traffic where it crashed head-on with a 2017 GMC Sierra driven by Curtis Faulconer, 40, a resident of Smithville.
Both Faulconer and his passenger, Jeremy McAlister, 39, a resident of Milan, were taken by paramedics to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph in serious condition.
The 17-year-old driver of the Equinox was airlifted to Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, also in serious condition.
The 11-year-old passenger in the Equinox also sustained serious injuries during impact and was transported via ambulance to Mosaic Life Care.
All four victims were wearing seatbelts.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Injury Accidents in Gower
Across Missouri in 2018, roughly 48,000 collision victims experienced some form of injury. Auto crash data collected by the State Highway Patrol shows that about 800 victim lives came to an unexpected and unnecessary end in car accidents that year as well. This total indicates that roughly 131 victims were injured and two were killed every day of the year in Missouri.
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