Deputy Craig Thorell Hospitalized in Cedar County Two-Vehicle Collision on Missouri 32
Cedar County, Missouri (December 21, 2017) – According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a Sheriff’s deputy was injured in a two-vehicle collision Friday evening in Cedar County.
The victim was identified as 47-year-old Deputy Craig Thorell.
The accident occurred at around 5:50 p.m. Friday, December 15 on Missouri 32, about one mile east of Stockton.
Troopers stated that Craig was driving a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, a county patrol vehicle, eastbound on the highway when the vehicle crossed the centerline of Missouri 32 on a curve and hit a westbound 1997 Dodge 1500 pick-up truck head-on. Craig was responding to an emergency call to help another deputy with his emergency lights and equipment activated when the incident happened.
Throller was transported by an ambulance to Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar with moderate injuries.
A passenger in the truck, Mary Hunter, 76, was also shuttled to CMH hospital with minor wounds.
Towing services removed both vehicles from the crash scene.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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