Story Courtesy of Mid America Live
On 1/14/21 around 2:23pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Bates County Sheriff’s Deputies, Bates County EMS and Butler Fire Department all responded to a two vehicle accident in the north bound lanes of I-49 near mile marker 126.8 which is south of Butler.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2001 Peterbilt driven by 36 year old Michael J. McMechan of Odessa, Missouri struck the rear of the 2007 Toyota Sienna van driven by 53 year old Kenny G. Ellingworth of Aurora, Missouri causing the vehicle to travel off the roadway and overturn.
Kenny G. Ellingworth along with a passenger in his vehicle 37 year old Shawna J. Ellingworth of Aurora, Missouri both sustained injuries in this accident and both were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene of the accident by Douty’s Tow of Butler.