One-car crash in Perry County injures four, one seriously


Four people were injured, one seriously, in a one-car accident that occurred at 5:10 p.m. June 26 on Highway 51, south of Perry County Road 712 in Perry County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the collision took place when a southbound 2016 Nissan Sentra driven by Jonathan L. Starkey, 34, of Marquand, traveled off the left side of the roadway and down an embankment. The left side of the Sentra struck a fence and continued traveling off the highway, where the front of the car hit a utility pole.

An occupant in the vehicle, Robyn D. Gurley, 38, of Marquand, was transported by Air Evac to St. Louis University Hospital, where she was treated for serious injuries. According to the MSHP report, she was not wearing a seat belt when the wreck occurred.

The driver, who was also not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital Perry, where he was treated for moderate injuries.

Two female juveniles from Marquand who were occupants in the car — one 8 years old and the other 13 — were transported by self-conveyance to Mercy Hospital Perry, where they were treated for minor injuries. They were reportedly wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.

The Sentra, which received extensive damage, was towed from the scene by Perry County Towing.