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Crashes on area roads leave several injured

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A single-vehicle crash on Highway 86 six miles southeast of Cassville resulted in minor injuries to Tanner S. Williams, 17, of Cassville.

The crash occurred at 2:35 p.m. on Sept. 4 when the 2008 Ford F-150 Williams was driving ran off the roadway and struck an embankment.

According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Williams was not wearing his safety belt.

Other wrecks

* Todd A. Johnson, 46, of Belton, received serious injuries in a wreck that occurred at 11:50 a.m. on Sept. 4 on Highway 39 three miles south of Leann. The incident occurred when the when a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Johnson, struck the back of a 1989 Yamaha motorcycle operated by Gary W. Taylor, 50, of Aurora, as Taylor slowed his vehicle. Johnson was taken by air ambulance to St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Both were wearing safety devices.

* Two area youth were injured Sept. 6 when their bicycles ran into a 2006 Jeep Commander operated by Jon M. Schwebach, 30, of Broken Arrow, Okla. The boys, Chanse Nelson, 15, of Purdy, and Brayden Ruddick, 11, of Cassville, failed to stop at a stop sign and traveled into the Jeep. The incident occurred at 12:44 p.m., at the Big M camp ground in Eagle Rock. Nelson and Ruddick were airlifted to St. John's Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries.

* A single-vehicle wreck on Sept. 6 on Interstate 44 one mile south of Halltown sent a Republic woman to a Joplin hospital. The incident occurred at 9:40 p.m. when a 2001 Mercury Mountaineer, driven by Eallie N. Onstot, 19, ran off the left side of the road, struck as median cable and overturned. Onstot was taken to Freeman Hospital with minor injuries. She was wearing a safety belt.

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