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Local vehicular accidents claim two lives

Monday, March 2, 2009

Two people were killed and 10 people were injured in several area traffic accidents since Friday.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports:

A Bettendorf, Iowa, man was killed and a Washington, Iowa, man was injured in a one-vehicle accident yesterday a mile west of Shell Knob on Needles Eye Road in Barry County at 2:35 a.m.

Joseph Evanovich, 44, the driver, was killed in the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Becky Davison. The body was taken to Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

The passenger, Bradley Campbell, 45, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

The wreck occurred when the westbound Ford driven by Evanovich slid off the road, struck and tree and overturned. Evanovich was ejected by the vehicle before it went into Table Rock Lake. The passenger was able to escape the vehicle before it submerged.

Investigating the accident was Trooper Gary Horton.

A Nevada woman was killed in a one-vehicle wreck on Highway 71 a half mile north of Jasper in Barton County at 5:12 p.m. Saturday.

L. V. Asbell, 38, a passenger, was killed. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Barton County Coroner Tucker Joustra. The body was taken to Daniel's Funeral Home in Lamar.

Douglas Davis, 18, of Aurora, the driver, sustained minor injuries and was taken Barton County Hospital in Lamar.

The accident occurred when the southbound Ford driven by Davis went out of control on the snow-covered road and struck a guardrail.

Investigating the wreck was Trooper Joseph Drum.

A Berryville, Arkansas, man was injured in a one-vehicle wreck two miles west of Carr Lane on Highway 86 in Barry County at 11:15 p.m. yesterday.

Jeremy Quess, 38, the driver, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Berryville Hospital.

The accident occurred when the westbound Isuzu pickup driven by Quess went off the road and struck a bridge guardrail.

Investigating the wreck was Trooper Todd Hilburn.

Two people were hurt in a one-vehicle accident at 5 p.m. Saturday two miles east of Pierce City on Highway 37 in Lawrence County.

Kristen Wellbaum, 22, of Pierce City, the driver, and Melissa Golubski, 14, of Wentworth, a passenger, sustained minor injuries and were taken to Cox Monett Hospital.

The wreck occurred when the eastbound Ford driven by Wellbaum went off the road and overturned.

Investigating the accident was Trooper Jonathan Cyrus.

Five people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck Friday three miles west of Exeter on Highway 76 in Barry County at 8:20 p.m.

Elizabeth Donald, 34, of Purdy, one of the drivers, and two passengers in her vehicle, Holmer Keister, 36, of Purdy, and Jessica Tate, 28, of Cassville, sustained minor injuries and were taken to St. John's Hospital-Cassville.

Robert Hipkins, 28, of Exeter, and Stephen Crider, 29, of Purdy, passengers in the second vehicle, sustained minor injuries and were taken to the Cassville hospital. The driver of the second vehicle, Marvin Erway, 28, of Exeter, was uninjured.

The accident occurred when the westbound Toyota driven by Donald began a left turn as the westbound Ford driven by Erway was attempting to pass. The Ford struck the Toyota in the side.

Investigating the wreck was Trooper Hilburn.



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