Head-on crash in Jasper County; Camdenton driver charged with Felony DWI-Drugs by Missouri State Highway Patrol

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Traffic stopped both north and south about 75 minutes along MO-43 north of Baseline Blvd

UPDATE: Missouri State Highway Patrol state that, Sydney Whitmire, 21-year-old female, of Camdenton, Missouri, was traveling south and operating a 2012 Ford Focus. Traveling north was Colby Castaneda, 27-year-old male, of Oronogo, Missouri, driving a 2014 Jeep Patriot. Trooper A.J. Cook, #359, states, “Accident occurred as [Ford Focus] crossed the center line and struck [Jeep Patriot].” Castaneda suffered serious injuries.

Whitmire suffered minor injuries and was transported to Freeman Hospital West, Joplin. She was charged with:

  • Felony DWI-Drugs Causing Serious Physical Injury
  • Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Misdemeanor Paraphernalia
  • Driving While Suspended or Revoked
  • No Insurance
  • No Seatbelt
  • Failure to Drive on the Right Half of the Roadway

More information on the crash in the initial online report.


JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Just about 8:00 AM emergency 911 was alerted to reports of a head on crash north of Baseline Blvd along MO-43. Asbury Fire & Rescue, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and Jasper Fire, Tri-Cities Fire District were dispatched as well as METS Ambulance.

Missouri State Highway Patrol are mapping a crash scene that is stretched at least 100 yards along the road with debris and a passenger car at one end. An SUV on its side at the other.

As the situation developed both drivers were trapped inside their vehicles and needed to be extricated. Traffic north and south was halted about 1:15:00.

Unknown injuries to either driver however each was transported to Joplin hospitals by ambulance. Both were awake and alert.

More information as it becomes available from the Misouri State Highway Patrol.

S&S Towing & Recovery removed both vehicles from the crash scene.

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