Jun 30, 2020 7:00 AM

Man from St. Joseph airlifted to hospital after being ejected in crash

Posted Jun 30, 2020 7:00 AM

ATCHISON COUNTY—One person was injured in an accident just before 4p.m. Sunday in Atchison County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2015 Chevy pickup driven by  Tomas E. McCrery, 25, Easton, was southbound on Interstate 29 two miles south of Rockport. The pickup rear-ended a 2014 passenger vehicle driven by Douglas F. Collins, 39, St. Joseph. 

The collision pushed the vehicle off the road where it struck a mile marker post and the Collins was ejected.

Atchison-Holt ambulance transported Collins to Fairfax Hospital. Lifenet then transferred him to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

McCrery was not injured. The MSHP did not have seat belt usage details.