Three people were killed and six people were injured in area crashes since Monday.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports.
Three people were killed and four people were hurt yesterday in a two-vehicle wreck a mile south of Sarcoxie on Highway 37 in Newton County at 3:40 p.m.
David Smith, 39, of Sarcoxie, one of the drivers, and two passengers in his vehicle, Sharon Smith, 49, and Zachary Smith, 8, also of Sarcoxie, died in the wreck.
David and Sharon Smith were pronounced dead at the scene by Newton County Deputy Coroner Lee Ireland. Zachary Smith was pronounced dead at St. John's Hospital in Joplin. The bodies were taken to Housh Goodwin Funeral Home in Sarcoxie.
Two other passengers in the Smith vehicle, Jonathan Smith, 13, and Christian Smith, 2, sustained serious injuries and were taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
Stony Patrick, 47, of La Russell, the other driver, and a passenger in his vehicle, Shawna Jackson, 21, of Sarcoxie, sustained serious injuries. Jackson was airlifted to St. John's Hospital in Joplin. Patrick was taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
The crash occurred when the northbound Pontiac driven by Patrick crossed the center line and struck the southbound Mercury driven by David Smith headon.
Monett firefighters and emergency personnel responded to the scene of the crash.
Investigating the wreck was Trooper Bruce Klier.
A Rocky Comfort woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 6:50 a.m. on Monday a mile east of Wheaton on Route W in Barry County.
Renee Turpin, 23, the driver, sustained minor injuries and was taken to St. John's Hospital-Cassville.
The crash occurred when the eastbound Nissan driven by Turpin slid off the road, struck a ditch and overturned through a fence.
Investigating the wreck was Trooper Gary Horton.
A Bois D'Arc woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash a mile east of Stotts City on Interstate 44 in Lawrence County at 3 p.m. on Monday.
Helen Weatherford, 66, one of the drivers, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
David Raney, 47, of Harrison, Ark., the other driver, was not injured.
The wreck occurred when the eastbound Nissan driven by Raney was changing lanes and pulled over and struck the eastbound Chevrolet driven by Weatherford.
Investigating the crash was Trooper Jonathan Cyrus.