Carol Barnes Death – The Pettis County Police has reported an accident that happened on Monday, July 13, 2020, when an intoxicated driver caused a wild car crash at a fast food restaurant injuring six people and killing one elderly person.
The deceased has been identified by the police as 81-year-old Carol Barnes.
The deceased husband, Don Barnes, a retired local judge was among those injured and is still in the intensive care unit in the hospital.
The driver of the vehicle identified as 62-year-old Dennis Weaver has been arrested by Sedalia police detectives on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, after his pick up truck rammed a Wendy’s fast food restaurant.
According to a police spokesperson, Weaver is still in jail, and no formal charges have been filed against him as of Tuesday evening.
The pastor-in-charge in the place of worship for the Barnes family, Sedalia Community of Christ, Pastor Marilyn Grechus, speaks about the deceased, ” Carol Barnes is being remembered for her gift of music and her willingness to volunteer her time to bless others.”
“I know the whole community is going to be in shock from this. They’ve been involved in the community all their lives,” Grechus said.
A fellow member, Mary Jo Sartin said “This family and this church community have lost a dear soul, someone who was very much loved and respected.”
According to the Sedalia Police Commander David Woolery, “others who were injured in the crash are expected to be fine, but what happened to Carol Barnes was something that hurts the community of Sedalia.”
“The victim was a longtime resident of our community and a very popular person. It saddens all of us in this community. Our hearts go out to all the victims involved,” continues Woolery.