The crash occurred at 2:15 p.m. when the driver of a 1984 Dodge Ram pickup truck, Corey S. Baldwin, 50, of Monett, turned into the path of a 1983 Honda motorcycle, operated by Kenneth W. Enslow, 43, of Neosho, striking it in the side.
Enlow was taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin with serious injuries. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, both were wearing safety devices.
* Two men were injured at approximately 3:45 p.m. yesterday in a wreck involving a 1984 Seagraves pumper truck from the Halltown Volunteer Fire Department. The wreck occurred on Highway O, south of Interstate 44.
According to Ron Myers, a board member for the department, the driver of the pumper truck, Brent Thornhill, of Everton, reported being run off the road by an oncoming Chevrolet pickup truck pulling a hay trailer. The wheels of the fire truck dropped onto the shoulder, the water shifted and the pumper truck rolled, ejecting Thornhill and another firefighter, Roy Wise, of Ash Grove.
Wise and Thornhill were airlifted to a Springfield hospital for treatment of their injuries. The pumper truck and much of the equipment onboard was totaled in the wreck, Myers said.