Fatal Accident on US 65 Claims Life of Sedalia Man
A Sedalia man was killed on September 30 in a one-vehicle accident on US 65 north of Route BB.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 23-year-old Caleb Stathem lost control of a 2005 Chevrolet around 1:30 a.m. The vehicle reportedly struck a guard rail, crossed both lanes of the highway, traveled through the median and struck a second guard rail. Stathem, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle was totaled in the accident and was towed.
Stathem's accident is the 55th fatal accident in 2018 for the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop A region, and Stathem is the 59th fatality for the year.