Lewis County Accident Involving Ambulance Leaves Four People Hurt

A Lewis County accident Tuesday involving an ambulance left four people with injuries, including a patient in that ambulance that had to be taken from the scene by medical helicopter.

According to the accident report from Troop B of the Highway Patrol, a 2022 Ford F-350 Adair County Ambulance being driven by 29-year-old Unionville resident Cheyenne M. Hyle was traveling along Missouri Route 6 about three miles east of Lewistown at 5:03 P.M. Tuesday.

A 1997 Ford F-150 being driven by 65-year-old Knox City resident Steven M. Fries began to yield to that ambulance but traveled off the roadway. Fries reportedly overcorrected and his truck returned to the roadway and struck the ambulance.

Both vehicles went off the left side of the roadway where they came to rest.

It is unknown if Fries was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. He suffered moderate injuries and was taken By Marion County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

In the ambulance Hyle was wearing a seat but but suffered moderate inquires. Occupant in the ambulance 49-year-old Unionville resident Anthony A. Sims was not buckled up and also suffered moderate injuries. Both of them were taken to Blessing Hospital for treatment.

A 49-year-old Kirksville resident Dawn R. Ramos was being transported at the time of the crash ands suffered serious injuries. She was ultimately taken from the scene by Survival Flight and flown to Blessing Hospital.