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Weekend Crashes Leave 11 People Hurt

Monday, April 27, 2009

Eleven people were injured in several bi-county area traffic crashes over the weekend.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports:

A Monett man was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck five miles east of Monett on Barry County Farm Road 2040 at 2:30 a.m. yesterday.

Joshua Boucher, 25, the driver, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

The crash occurred when the eastbound Chevrolet pickup driven by Boucher went off the road and overturned.

Investigating the wreck was Trooper Gregory Curnes.

Two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash yesterday four miles south of McDowell on Route C in Barry County at 10:5 a.m.

Lawrence Eimer, 21, of Monett, the driver, sustained serious injuries, and a passenger, Justin Wiese, 20, of Aurora, sustained moderate injuries. Eimer was taken to St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, and Wiese was taken to St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield.

The wreck occurred when the westbound Dodge driven by Eimer went off the road and struck a tree.

Investigating the crash was Trooper Tim Barrett.

Three people were hurt in a two-vehicle wreck four miles south of Marionville on Lawrence County Farm Broad 1235 at 12:55 p.m.

Brandon Lightle, 33, of Verona, and Shelly Burgess, 54, of Galena, the drivers, both sustained moderate injuries. Owen Essary, 11, a passenger in the Burgess vehicle, sustained minor injuries. All were taken to St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield.

The crash occurred when the northbound Dodge driven by Lightle crossed into the southbound lane and struck the southbound Ford driven by Burgess head on.

Investigating the wreck was Trooper Rob Creasey.

An Exeter man was injured in a one-vehicle crash three miles south of Exeter on Washburn Road in Barry County at 8:40 p.m. Saturday.

Andy Breeden, 32, the driver, sustained minor injuries and was taken to St. John's Hospital-Cassville.

The wreck occurred when the northbound Chevrolet driven by Breeden went off the road and struck a ditch.

Investigating the crash was Trooper Adam Ward.

Four people were hurt in a three-vehicle wreck seven miles west of Phelps on Highway 96 in Lawrence County at 4:45 p.m. Friday.

Sally Suschnick, 64, of Liberal, one of the drivers, sustained moderate injuries, and a passenger in her vehicle, Mikayla Bartlett, 12, of Liberal, sustained minor injuries. Both were taken to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.

Brandie Bogle-Smith, 26, of Oronogo, a second driver, and a passenger in her vehicle, Misty Wald, 26, of Carterville, sustained serious injuries and were airlifted to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.

Derick Sifferman, 19, of La Russell, was the third motorist.

The crash occurred when the westbound Dodge driven by Sifferman slowed to make a turn. The westbound Ford driven by Suschnick attempted to pass Sifferman's vehicle and struck it in the back end. The Suschnick vehicle then crossed the center line and struck the eastbound Chevrolet driven by Bogle-Smith head on.

Investigating the wreck was Trooper Creasey.



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