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Memphis Girl Airlifted After Head-On Collision in Clark County

Written by on June 18, 2021

MEDILL, Mo.- A two-vehicle crash in Clark County resulted in a young Memphis girl being airlifted Friday afternoon.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred just before noon on Highway 136, one mile west of Medill, when a westbound 2016 Dodge Ram driven by 33-year old Eric Wood of Arbela crossed the center line.  The Wood vehicle then struck an eastbound 2012 Jeep Wrangler driven by 65-year old Randy Sponseller of Memphis.  The Sponseller vehicle then traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. 

A 14-year old female occupant of the Sponseller vehicle was airlifted with serious injuries by Air Evac to Blessing Hospital in Quincy.  Another passenger, 66-year old Valerie Sponseller of Memphis was transported by Clark County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital with serious injuries.  Randy Sponseller was transported by Clark County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  Eric Wood was transported by Clark County Ambulance to Scotland County Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

All four individuals were wearing their seatbelts.  The Wood vehicle received extensive damage and the Sponseller vehicle was totaled.  The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Clark County Sheriff’s Department, Kahoka Fire Department and the Clark County Ambulance service.


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