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Higginsville teen hurt in Saline County crash Friday

Friday, November 16, 2012

A Higginsville teen suffered minor injuries Friday, Nov. 16, in a one-vehicle traffic accident in Saline County, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.

Deshaun A. Thirkield, 18, declined treatment at the scene, according to the report.

The crash occurred shortly before noon as Thirkield was traveling westbound in a 2006 Chrysler on state Highway 240 near Silver Avenue.

The car went off the right side of the roadway, Thirkield overcorrected, and the vehicle went off the left side of the roadway, troopers said.

He overcorrected again, and the car went off the right side of the road, struck a pole and overturned, coming to rest on its wheels.

The Glasgow Police Department assisted at the scene. The investigation continues, according to the report.

Contact Eric Crump at ecrump@marshallnews.com

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