Crews Remove Car from Fatal Creek Crash

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RANDOLPH COUNTY - Crews removed a car Thursday evening that crashed into a creek a few miles from Moberly. The car belonged to 31-year-old John Clardy, who was pronounced dead along with his two-year-old son at the scene of the accident.

Clardy and his son Caeden's bodies were recovered from the scene of the car crash on Highway EE.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the white Pontiac Bonneville was traveling westbound on EE and went off the south side of the road and crashed into a creek.

MoDOT crews were the first to discover the crash. Crew members were fixing signs on the highway when they found the car submerged upside down in the creek around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Family members told KOMU 8 News John Clardy had a history of seizures and was currently taking a new medication.

Corporal Kyle Easley was on scene at the accident and said Clardy's condition at the time of the crash is unclear.

"At this time, I don't know what the driver's state was when he went off the roadway," Easley said.

Troopers remained on the scene throughout the afternoon until the car was removed from the creek bed.

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