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Man hospitalized after Boone County crash on Thanksgiving night



A Huntsville man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after crashing his truck on Route UU in Boone County on Thursday night.

According to a crash report, it happened at eastbound I-70 around 8:20 p.m.

Troopers said 68-year-old Robert Walker failed to stop at a stop sign, went through the intersection and hit a guardrail.

An ambulance took Walker to University Hospital with serious injuries. Troopers said Walker was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Thursday night's crash was on 18 wrecks troopers have investigated over the holiday period. The Missouri State Highway Patrol's holiday counting period started at 6 p.m. Wednesday night and lasts through Sunday.

Since the counting period started, there have been 18 crashes statewide. Seven of the wrecks happened Wednesday and 11 were reported Thursday.

Two of the crashes happened in Troop F, which serves the Mid-Missouri area.

The other crash happened in Montgomery County on Wednesday. A woman suffered serious injuries when her SUV went off the road on Highway 94.

As of Thursday night, none of the crashes investigated by the highway patrol have resulted in a death.

Katie Greathouse

Katie Greathouse is the assistant news director for ABC 17 News.


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