Slater man hurt in crash on Highway 240 late Saturday

Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Slater man suffered serious injuries late Saturday, Dec. 29, in a one-vehicle traffic accident on state Highway 240, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.

Ralph E. King, 39, was transported to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall by Slater Ambulance and then to University Hospital in Columbia by air ambulance, according to the report.

The accident happened about 11 p.m. as King was traveling northbound in a 1999 Ford F-250.

The truck went off the right side of the roadway near Route P, then returned to the roadway and went off the left side.

It struck a sign and overturned, coming to rest on its top in a creek, troopers said.

King was not wearing a safety device, according to the report.

Saline County sheriff's deputies assisted at the scene.

Contact Eric Crump at

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  • Thank you very, very much to the unnamed driver who saved my cousin's life. His family is so thankful for you.

    -- Posted by landreth on Mon, Dec 31, 2012, at 2:06 PM
  • My husband came up on the wreck. He was wondering how he was doing? You can text me 660-631-9326 my name is marci.

    -- Posted by garilovedone on Mon, Dec 31, 2012, at 10:23 PM
  • garilovedone - it was just reported that Mr. King has died. Prayers of sympathy to his family and friends.

    -- Posted by the26er on Wed, Jan 2, 2013, at 7:49 PM
  • Ralph passed away yesterday, but thank you so very much for giving his family a chance to say goodbye.

    -- Posted by landreth on Thu, Jan 3, 2013, at 9:11 AM
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