This crash was between two drivers who both lived in the town of California, Missouri, which is in the Jefferson City area. One of the drivers was killed. The other was not reported to be injured.
Date: Friday, October 18, 2013
Time: 6:40 in the morning
City / County / State: Moniteau County, Missouri
Address: Missouri Highway 87
1. Travis B. Butts was 36 years old.
Jacob L. Ponder is 41.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Ponder crossed the center line. Butts tried to avoid the accident, but he was struck by Ponder’s car, anyway. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.
Ponder has not been charged with any crimes at this time. The police report had no suggestion as to why Ponder may have crossed over to the wrong side of the road.
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