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Monett man hurt in wreck

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Monett man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle wreck on Saturday.

According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred at midnight on Route WW three miles west of Madry when the driver of a 1994 Polaris 400 ATV, Kevin P. Tully, 35, of Monett, turned over in the roadway.

Tully was airlifted to St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was not wearing safety equipment.

Other crashes

* A Carthage woman sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle wreck that took place on Friday. The wreck occurred at 8:25 p.m. on Interstate 44 one-10th of a mile west of Halltown when the driver of a 1997 Ford F150 pickup, Cheryl A. Jones, 54, of Carthage, took the wrong exit and skidded off the highway, struck a road sign and then an embankment. Jones was taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. She was wearing a seat belt.

* A Miller man was injured when he lost control of his motorcycle on Friday. The crash occurred at 8:15 a.m. on Route UU two miles north of Phelps when the driver of a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle, Ryan L. Underhill, 26, of Miller, swerved to avoid a cow in the road, lost control and overturned in the roadway. The driver and vehicle then slid into a ditch. Underhill was taken by ambulance to St. John's Hospital in Springfield with moderate injuries.

* A Neosho woman suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The crash took place at 1 p.m. on Holly Road two miles north of Neosho when the driver of a 1996 Chrysler van, Remigo Valasquez-Lopez, 41, of Monett, attempted to make a U-turn in the intersection and was struck by a 2007 Pontiac G6, driven by Jessica L. Barnes, 22, of Neosho. Barnes was taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin with minor injuries. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

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