One person was killed and five people were injured in a trio of bi-county crashes yesterday.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports.
A Seligman man was killed and three people were hurt in a three-vehicle wreck at 5:30 p.m. on Highway 90 a mile and a half from Highway 37 in Barry County.
Ricky Taylor, 51, one of the drivers, was killed. He was taken to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield where he was pronounced dead at 9 p.m. He was wearing a seat belt, according to the Patrol report.
Vang Lee, 57, of Washburn, another driver, sustained serious injuries. Two passengers from Washburn in his vehicle were also injured. Pazoe Lee, 15, sustained moderate injuries, and Yee Thao, 47, sustained serious injuries. All were wearing seat belts, according to the Patrol report.
David Wickman, 70, of Washburn, the third motorist, was not injured.
The crash occurred when the westbound Chevrolet driven by Taylor attempted to pass the westbound Ford pickup driven by Wickman and struck the eastbound Honda driven by Lee head on. The Lee vehicle then struck the Wickman vehicle.
Investigating the wreck was Trooper Gary Horton.
A Springfield man was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 7:35 p.m. five miles west of Phelps on Lawrence County Farm Road 2010.
Elijah Long, 20, the driver, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
The wreck occurred when the eastbound Chevrolet driven by Long went off the road and overturned.
Investigating the crash was Trooper Darren Call.
A Seligman man was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck at 5:20 p.m. two miles south of Exeter on Barry County Farm Road 1075.
Darrell Clubb, 30, the driver, sustained minor injuries and was taken to St. John's Hospital-Cassville.
The crash occurred when the northbound Ford driven by Clubb went off the road, hit a fence, overturned and struck a utility pole.
Investigating the wreck was Trooper T. A. Barrett.