Head-on Collision Northwest of Canton

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, at 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016 two Canton men were involved in a head-on collision on Highway 81 approximately four miles northwest of Canton.

Sean Pearl, 19, was northbound in a 1994 Chevrolet Truck when he crossed the center line and struck a southbound 2008 Chevrolet Impala, which was being driven by Austin Karl, 20.

Both vehicles were totaled in the crash.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

Pearl sustained serious injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance to the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

Karl sustained minor injuries in the crash and was taken by private vehicle to seek medical treatment.

MSHP, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis County Ambulance District, Missouri Department of Transportation and Canton Fire and Rescue responded to the call.