Accident Near New Hampton Sends Driver to the Hospital

NEW HAMPTON, MO – A New Hampton driver was injured in an accident near New Hampton Monday afternoon.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred as 79-year old Gary Stevens was southbound on Route EE, one mile north of New Hampton when he me 22-year old Briacin Gebhards driving northbound. Stevens ran off the side of the road, returned to the roadway and crossed the center line. He then struck the towed unit of Gebhards. After the impact he ran off the roadway and overturned. Steven’s truck caught on fire and became fully engulfed. Gebhards vehicle also overturned on impact.

Stevens was taken to Harrison County Community Hospital with minor injuries.