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Maryville Pair Charged in Wednesday Crash in Nodaway County

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Two Maryville residents face charges in a Wednesday evening crash in Nodaway County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred around 5:45 Wednesday evening on Route H, eight miles south of Maryville, as a vehicle driven by 45-year-old James D. Gabbert drove southbound.

Troopers say Gabbert drove off the west side of the road, struck an embankment, and went airborne.

Gabbert’s vehicle struck the ground, returned to the roadway, and came to a rest.

A passenger in Gabbert’s vehicle, 34-year-old Nicole M. Rice, suffered minor injuries and sought treatment on the scene.

Authorities say both Rice and Gabbert were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Following the crash, troopers arrested Rice on preliminary charges of making a false report and not wearing a seat belt.

Rice also had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant from Nodaway County for fraud.

Troopers also report arresting Gabbert on preliminary charges of driving while revoked, operating a vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner involving an accident, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia as a prior offender, not wearing a seat belt, and making a false report.

Authorities booked Gabbert into the Nodaway County Jail on a 24-hour hold.



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