Saturday, March 8, 2008

Sikeston man saves boy from burning truck

SIKESTON, Mo. — Jimmy Gipson rescued a 2-year-old child from a burning semi truck outside the former Essex building Wednesday morning. "The truck was at the dock and I saw that it was on fire when I was pulling into the lot," Gipson said. "I was running inside to tell them the truck was on fire and I saw him out of the corner of my eye — there was a little boy trying to get out of the truck." Gipson said that's when he pulled the boy from the truck. The toddler suffered no injuries. His father is an over-the-road driver.

Two injured in car accident near Kelso

BENTON, Mo. — Two Benton men sustained moderate injuries Wednesday in a car accident. Thomas A. DeBrock, 20, and passenger Joshua DeBrock, 17, were taken to Saint Francis Medical Center. The accident happened at 6:40 p.m. four miles east of Kelso, Mo., on County Road 325. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the vehicle ran off the south side of the road and struck an embankment and a fence. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt.

— From staff reports

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