Monett city firefighters and Pierce City Rural firemen were called to an accident around 8:35 a.m. July 27 on Highway 37, west of Farm Road 1050. An eastbound Empire District Electric service truck had slipped into the ditch. The driver attempted to drive the truck back up on the road but it tipped over on the crest.
The driver got out of the vehicle before help arrived. Pierce City police aided in directing traffic at the scene.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports:
A Marionville man was hurt in a one-vehicle crash at 1:45 p.m. Sunday a mile and a half north of Reavisville on Barry County Farm Road 2020.
Terry Swofford, 33, the driver, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
The wreck occurred when the eastbound Dodge driven by Swofford went off the road and struck a fence and tree.
|Investigating the crash was Trooper John Lueckenhoff.|
A Cassville man was injured in a one-vehicle wreck at 3:40 p.m. Sunday six miles north of Carr Lane on Route H in Stone County.
Scott Turner, 47, the driver, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to St. John's Hospital-Cassville.
The crash occurred when the northbound Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Turner went off the road, struck a ditch and overturned.
Investigating the wreck was Trooper Cort Stuart.
Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 1:50 a.m. Sunday two miles southeast of Miller on Highway 96 in Lawrence County.
Karen Richter, 65, of Ash Grove, the driver, sustained moderate injuries. Melody Waggoner, 50, of Everton, a passenger in the Richter vehicle, sustained serious injuries. Both were taken to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
Roy Haralson, 19, of Bolivar, the other driver, was uninjured.
The wreck occurred when the westbound Chevrolet pickup driven by Richter was stopped to make a left turn, and was struck head-on by the eastbound Ford driven by Haralson.
Investigating the crash was Trooper Steve Jones.
A Pierce City man was injured in a one-vehicle wreck at 1:30 a.m. Saturday three miles south of Monett on Barry County Farm Road 1095.
Ronald Doss, 49, the driver, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Cox Monett Hospital.
The crash occurred when the northbound Chevrolet pickup driven by Doss went off the road and struck a hay bale.
Investigating the wreck was Trooper Tim Barrett.
Four people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 6:30 p.m. Friday a mile west of Monett on Highway 60 in Barry County.
Patrick Perry, 65, of Miami, Okla., one of the drivers, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
Geraldine Dunegan, 45, of Purdy, the other driver, sustained minor injuries. Two passengers in her vehicle also sustained minor injuries. They were Trea Nimmo, 13, of Stella, and Abigail Dunegan, seven of Purdy. All were taken to Cox Monett Hospital.
The wreck occurred when the westbound Cadillac driven by Perry was slowing for another vehicle and was struck in the back end by the westbound Chevrolet van driven by Geraldine Dunegan. Investigating was Trooper Barrett.
Two other vehicles were reported involved in the wreck and were pulled over onto the shoulder fro emergency vehicles at the scene. No additional injuries were reported.
A rural Monett woman was injured in a mowing accident on Friday. Monett city and rural firefighters were called to a rural residence on Farm Road 1135 near Z Highway around 4:15 p.m. on Friday after the victim was discovered trapped under a riding lawn mower. According to reports, the woman may have been under the mower since 10:30 a.m. that morning.
Firefighters helped free the victim. She was taken by air ambulance from the scene.