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Weekend crashes claim lives of two area men


Two area men succmbed to injuries suffered in weekend crashes, reported the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Raymond D. Redman, 85, Winona, suffered fatal injuries in a two-vehicle collision at 8:40 p.m. Friday on east U.S. 60 at the west Winona city limits in Shannon County, according to the patrol.

Cpl. D.E. Rogers reported a southbound 2006 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck driven by Redman traveled from a county road into the path of an eastbound 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck driven by John D. Hampton, 37, Ellsinore.

The collision caused the Chevrolet to run off the right side of the road and strike a speed limit sign, and the Dodge also ran off the right side of the road, where it struck several trees, the patrol reported.

Redman, who was reportedly not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9 p.m. by Shannon County Deputy Coroner Robert Bell.

No injuries were reported for Hampton, who was wearing a seat belt.

Cpl. M.T. Weakley, Tpr. R.D. Crewse and the patrol's Major Crash Investigation Unit assisted at the scene.

Todd D. Huddleston, 57, Tecumseh, suffered fatal injuries when his motorcycle struck an oncoming pickup truck at 3:10 p.m. Saturday on west U.S. 160, 3 miles east of Gainesville in Ozark County, reported Tpr. K.L. Hogan.

Huddleston was headed east on his 2011 Harley-Davidson when it crossed the center of the road and struck the front of a westbound 2014 Ford F150 driven by Kelly K. Davenport, 46, West Plains, according to the patrol.

Huddleston was reportedly not wearing a helmet, and he was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:26 p.m. by Ozark County Deputy Coroner Edward Dorian, Troop G reported.

A passenger on the motorcycle, Deborah A. Foote, 66, Tecumseh, who was wearing a helmet, suffered serious injuries, and was flown by Air Evac to Cox South Medical Center in Springfield for treatment, the report shows.

Hogan was assisted in the crash investigation by Tprs. D.L. Nash and Crewse, and Cpl. J.R. Roberts.

The deaths are the 23rd and 24th traffic fatalities for the year, respectively, in the nine-county Troop G area, compared to 18 in the same time frame in 2022.