Man injured after truck impacts trees

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

At roughly 12:16 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, a Higginsville man was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Douthit Road, located north of the north outer road.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol report says the crash occurred when a 2014 Dodge Ram, driven by Lonnie J. Atkerson, 48, of Higginsville, crossed the center line and traveled off the left side of the road.

The truck then hit several small trees, receiving extensive damage.

Atkerson was taken to Centerpoint Medical Center, in Independence, by ambulance for treatment of moderate injuries, according to the report.

MSHP was assisted on scene by Higginsville Police Department.

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