Bloomsdale man hurt in Crawford County crash

JEFFERSON CITY — A 78-year-old Bloomsdale man suffered moderate injuries in a traffic crash on Highway 8 in Crawford County Sunday evening.


Edward Stockamp was taken to Missouri Baptist in Sullivan.


The patrol says Stockamp was the driver of a 2003 Dodge Dakota which struck a 2023 Freightliner driven by Fidencio J. Cons of Steelville.


The patrol says the accident happened when the Freightliner improperly stopped and began backing up into a private drive and the Dodge was unable to avoid the vehicle.


Cons was not hurt.


The crash happened about 5:37 p.m. three miles east of Steelville.


The Freightliner had moderate damage and was driven from the scene.


The Dodge had extensive damage and was towed from the scene.


Both drivers were buckled up.