Highway Patrol Accident Report
A fatality accident occurred at 2:06 p.m. Sept. 11 in Howard County on Mo. 5, approximately 300 feet north of County Road 426. A 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by Amber S. Sillyman, 21, of Houston, was traveling northbound and struck a 1995 Case tractor, also traveling northbound and driven by Robby D. Felten, 51, of Fayette. The force of impact forced the tractor into a 2007 Chevrolet Uplander, driven by Billy J. Swaringam, 76, of New Franklin, Mo.
Swaringam was pronounced deceased at the scene by Howard County Coroner James Hurd at 2:35 p.m. Felten sustained moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Boone Hospital.
Highway Patrol arrest report
Eva C. Kinnaird, 36, of Plato, was arrested at 9:13 p.m. Sept. 9 in Texas County. She was charged with 1) Driving while intoxicated – first offense, 2) No headlights. Kinnaird was transported to Texas County Sheriff’s Office pending bond.