A one-vehicle accident occurred Saturday, March 7, at 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of Hwy. N and 46 in Atchison County, two miles east of Fairfax, Missouri. Vanessa S. Stark, 39, of Carroll, Iowa, was driving a 2008 Jeep Patriot southbound on Hwy. N and failed to stop at the intersection. The Jeep went off the west side of Hwy. N and down an embankment, striking the ground. It came to rest on its wheels off the west side of the roadway facing southwest.
Stark, who was wearing a seat belt, received minor injuries and was transported to Community Hospital-Fairfax in Fairfax, Missouri, by an Atchison-Holt ambulance. The Jeep sustained minor damage and was towed from the scene by Double M Towing of Rock Port. The accident was investigated by Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper M.A. Harris, who was assisted by the Atchison County Sheriff’s Department and Atchison-Holt Ambulance Service.