May 11, 2010
Runaway trailer causes injuries
Two Missouri motorists were injured Friday when a trailer came loose from the truck pulling it.
Randy and Debbie Dry, Ava, Mo., were driving west on Highway 60, five miles east of Wyandotte. Dakota Riggins of Springdale, Ark. was
eastbound in a 2008 Ford truck, hauling a 12-foot trailer.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Roy Parker reported that Riggins’ trailer detached from the truck just before 5 p.m. The trailer went into the westbound lane, striking the Drys’ Ford Focus head-on.
Debbie Dry, 55, was flown by EagleMed to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., where she was admitted in poor condition. She suffered arm, leg and internal injuries. Randy Dry, 58, was flown by Med Flight to Freeman Hospital with head and arm injuries.
Riggins, 19, was not injured.