An Oklahoma man was killed and two people were injured in three bi-county traffic wrecks yesterday.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports:
Herbert Harris, 53, of Seiling, Okla., the driver, was killed in a one-vehicle crash two miles east of Mt. Vernon in Lawrence County at 4:54 a.m.
Harris was pronounced dead at the scene by Lawrence County Coroner Scott Lakin. The body was taken to Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
Th fatality occurred when the eastbound Toyoto pickup driven by Harris went off the road and struck an embankment. Harris was wearing a seat belt, according to the Patrol report.
Investigating the wreck was Trooper Jonathan Cyrus.
A Verona man was hurt in a three-vehicle Barry County crash on Highway 37 at Route B in Purdy at 8:35 a.m.
Juliana Soto, 69, one of the drivers, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Cox Monett Hospital.
Norman Pozniak, 70, of Purdy, and Mary Fenske, 48, of Purdy, the other two drivers, were not injured.
The wreck occurred when the westbound Ford driven by Pozniak failed to yield at a stop sign and struck the southbound Chevrolet driven by Soto. The Soto vehicle then struck the eastbound Chevrolet driven by Fenske.
Investigating the crash was Trooper Tim Barrett.
A Marionville teenager was injured in a one-vehicle wreck just north of Marionville on Highway 14 in Lawrence County at 8:10 a.m.
Samantha Smith, 16, a passenger, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
Smith was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Silas Jones, 17, of Marionville. Jones was uninjured.
The crash occurred when the northbound Chevrolet driven by Jones went off the road and into a ditch.
Investigating the wreck was Trooper Darren Call.