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One Killed, Three Hurt In Area Wrecks

Monday, August 17, 2009

One person was killed and three were injured in three bi-county traffic wrecks since Friday.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports:

A Springfield man died in a one-vehicle crash at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Highway 14 four miles east of Marionville in Lawrence County.

Holt Atkeson, 20, the driver, was pronounced dead at the scene by Lawrence County Coroner Scott Lakin. The body was taken to Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora.

A passenger in Atkeson's vehicle, Angelina Ancheta, 18, of Springfield, sustained minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene.

The fatality occurred when the eastbound Honda driven by Atkeson went off the road, struck two culverts and overturned down a steep embankment. Atkeson was not wearing a safety device. Ancheta was wearing a seat belt.

Investigating the wreck was Trooper Bryant May.

An Independence man was hurt in a one-vehicle crash seven-tenths of a mile east of Mt. Vernon on Interstate 44 in Lawrence County at 5:42 p.m. Saturday.

Casey Flood, 22, the driver, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield.

The wreck occurred when the eastbound Chevrolet driven by Flood went off the road, struck a guardrail and bridge, went down a ravine and caught fire.

Investigating the crash was Trooper Adam Poulson.

A Holiday Island, Ark., woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck two miles west of Eagle Rock on Barry County Farm Road 1220 at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Sharl Taylor, 62, a passenger, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Berryville Regional Hospital in Berryville, Ark. She was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Douglas Taylor, 63, of Holiday Island, Ark.

Mark Crosby, 31, of Eagle Rock, the other driver, was not injured.

The crash occurred when the westbound Jeep driven by Douglas Taylor struck the northbound Dodge pickup driven by Crosby in the passenger side.

Investigating the wreck was Trooper Andy Ward.

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