Nov 17, 2022

5-year-old St. Joseph boy dies after car strikes telephone pole

Posted Nov 17, 2022 11:05 AM

BUCHANAN COUNTY —A St. Joseph boy died in an accident just after 4p.m. Wednesday in Buchanan County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2012 Kia Forte driven by Alisha A. Martin, 33, St. Joseph, was southbound on U.S. 169 three miles north of Gower.

The car traveled off the east side of the road, struck a telephone pole, overturned and came to rest on its top.

A 5-year-old St. Joseph boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Tri-County ambulance  transported Martin to Mosaic Life Care. She and the boy were properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the MSHP.