A 19 year old Tarkio man was injured during a one-vehicle crash on Hwy. 136, two miles east of Tarkio, at 6:50 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Matthew P. Robison was driving a 1995 Dodge Dakota westbound on Hwy. 136 when the vehicle crossed the center line, went off the south side of the roadway, and impacted an embankment. The cab broke away from the frame of the truck and rolled, coming to rest facing north off the south side of Hwy. 136. The frame came to rest facing south off the south side of Hwy. 136.
Robison, who was wearing a seat belt, received serious injuries and was transported by an Atchison-Holt ambulance to Community Hospital-Fairfax in Fairfax, Missouri. The Dodge Dakota was totaled and towed from the scene by Top Secret Towing and Recovery of Tarkio. The accident was investigated by Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper T.L. Shupe, who was assisted by Trooper N.J. Greiner and the Atchison County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the Atchison-Holt Ambulance Service.