Bloomsdale Couple Killed In Crash

A Bloomsdale couple died following a two-vehicle crash in Jefferson County on June 30.

John and Helen Rickus, ages 85 and 87, were transported by Big River Ambulance to Mercy Hospital South. Both died later that evening.

John Rickus was driving a 2012 Hyundai Tucson southbound on Route B, south of Elm Spring Drive  at 3:27 p.m. on June 30.

A 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue, being driven northbound in the southbound lane by Katie L. Palmer, 35 of Jackson,  struck the front of the Rickus’ vehicle, which became airborne and struck the side of a third vehicle.

The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, driven by  Jason W. Woolbright of  Imperial, suffered moderate damage.

Palmer suffered moderate damage, but Woolbright was not hurt.  Palmer was also taken to Mercy Hospital South by Big River Ambulance. transported to Mercy Hospital All were wearing seat belts according to the report.