Highway Patrol

A Sedlia resident was killed during a wreck at 11:25 p.m. May 1 in Pettis County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the wreck occurred in Pettis County when a 2017 Polaris RZR S, driven by Joseph G. Schwermer, 32, Knob Noster, was traveling north through a heavily wooded area when it traveled down a steep embankment and ejected Mariah K. Nevils, 28, Sedalia, an occupant.

Pettis County Coroner Robert Smith pronounced Nevils dead on the scene.

Schwermer was reported to have received minor injuries while another occupant, Joshua R. Elam, 32, Sedalia, was reported to have received moderate injuries, state the MSHP.

Elam, Nevils andSchwermer were reported to have not worn safety devices, according to the patrol.

The Patrol states a Pettis County Ambulance transported Elam and Schwermer to Research Medical.

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