World War II veteran dies in Fulton car crash

2 years 2 months 4 weeks ago Monday, May 25 2015 May 25, 2015 Monday, May 25, 2015 8:39:00 PM CDT May 25, 2015 in News
By: Blair Ussary, KOMU 8 News
loading

FULTON - A World War II veteran died Monday evening in a car crash on Hwy 54, according to the Fulton Police Department.

William Rogers, 92, was trying to cross  the highway when his car was hit by a truck traveling westbound. Rogers was pronounced dead on the scene. Two adults, one child and two dogs were in the truck, but none were injured. Rogers was a preacher at the Fulton Church of God.  Police tested the truck driver and found he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

"The heavy traffic and somebody not paying attention looks like that was what caused the accident right now," Sergeant Joe Schramm of the Fulton Police said. 

Rogers was a preacher at the Fulton Church of God. Police say his next of kin has been notified. The names of those in the truck have not been released. Police say they do not believe drugs or alochol was a factor in this accident. 

The photo below shows Fulton Police Sgt. Billy Kamp trading his camera in for measuring equipment while on the scene of a deadly traffic accident near Fulton, Missouri, on U.S. 54 Monday, May 25. Kamp, Fulton Police Department's traffic accident reconstructionist, was called in around 4:30 to take photos and measurements of the crash that can be used later.

A tow truck from Tom & Steve's Wrecker and Recovery Services arrives to the scene of a car crash near Fulton, Missouri on U.S. 54 to remove the car driven by 92-year-old William Rogers on Monday, May 25. Rogers was a World War II veteran and died in the crash.

Officer Tim Howell directs traffic at a crossover near Fulton, Missouri, on U.S 54 Monday, May 25. Because of the crash, traffic extended to the nearest exit.

Members of the Fulton Fire Department tow a black Chevy Silverado away from Highway 54 in Fulton, Missouri on Monday, May 25, 2015. The Silverado t-boned a passenger vehicle crossing the highway.

Officer Tim Howell halts traffic on Highway 54 near Fulton, Missouri after an accident on Monday, March 25, 2015. The accident resulted in one fatality.

The Fulton Police Department and Fire Department work to clear an accident that occurred on Monday, March 25, 2015. The two-car collision on Highway 54 West slowed traffic down to one lane.

[Editor's Note: This story has been updated with the lastest information and to correct the name of the church.]

 

More News

Grid
List
CALLAWAY COUNTY - Callaway County Sheriff's deputies, state troopers and a SWAT team on Wednesday surrounded a home where an... More >>
29 minutes ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:55:00 PM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - On Friday, The University of Missouri Board of Curators are expected to approve the Memorial Stadium South Expansion... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 3:58:00 PM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens once again pushed for Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-St. Louis) to resign after her... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 3:42:00 PM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA – Graduate students at the University of Missouri say while they've achieved a lot of success in the past... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 3:41:00 PM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA – The solar eclipse has come and gone, and Columbia is saying the once-in-a-lifetime event brought around $1.36 million... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 3:39:00 PM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Eric Greitens announced appointments to several boards and commissions, including three new members of... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 3:25:30 PM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Traffic in downtown Columbia is already chaotic, especially due to the ongoing construction near campus. Throw in... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 3:25:00 PM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - The Powerball jackpot has reached its' second highest total in history, estimated at $700 million, which someone could... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:30:00 PM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia police are looking for the man they say fired shots at a vehicle. Investigators say a... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:26:43 PM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
CUBA, Mo. (AP) — A Native American tribe in Oklahoma is hiring lobbyists in its bid to open a casino... More >>
4 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:16:26 PM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three people are recovering from injuries after strong turbulence forced a regional airline plane to divert... More >>
4 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:05:07 PM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Just months after dismantling a Confederate memorial, the city of St. Louis has torn up a... More >>
5 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:04:28 PM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — There's a new website aimed at providing sexual harassment resources to interns following past allegations... More >>
5 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:37:57 PM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Governor Eric Greitens says if a state lawmaker who expressed hope on Facebook that... More >>
5 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:25:00 PM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
AURORA (AP) - A former Aurora school superintendent is no longer facing a misdemeanor charge of failing to report child... More >>
7 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:23:00 AM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
HILLSBORO (AP) — Authorities say an eastern Missouri woman who is charged with fatally shooting her sleeping boyfriend told investigators... More >>
7 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 10:54:00 AM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
BOONE COUNTY - Deputies arrested a man on Tuesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting an underage female in June. ... More >>
8 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:39:00 AM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
The Powerball jackpot climbs to $700 million, giving players a chance to dream of winning the second-largest lottery prize in... More >>
10 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2017 Aug 23, 2017 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 8:13:00 AM CDT August 23, 2017 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 77°
7pm 76°
8pm 70°
9pm 67°
10pm 64°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

6:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 6
6:30p
Wheel of Fortune
7:00p
America's Got Talent
6:00p
Family Guy
6:30p
Family Guy
7:00p
Arrow

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
America's Got Talent
8:01p
Marlon
8:30p
Marlon
9:00p
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
7:00p
Arrow
8:00p
Supernatural
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld