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Area crashes leave three people injured

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Pierce City man was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday on Highway K about five miles east of Mt. Vernon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred when the driver of a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, Terry A. Leech, 18, of Pierce City, ran off the roadway on a curve, struck an embankment and overturned.

Leech was taken to St. John's Hospital-Aurora with minor injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.

Other crashes

* A Washburn teen was injured when the 2003 Chevrolet he was a passenger in ran off the roadway and struck a ditch. The crash occurred at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday about five miles east of Anderson on Highway 76. John Barkley, 16, of Washburn, was transported to Freeman Hospital in Neosho with minor injuries. The driver of the vehicle, Makala M. Stephens, 16, of Exeter, was not injured. Both were wearing seat belts.

* A Washburn woman was injured in a crash that occurred at 10:05 a.m. on Wednesday about two miles west of Exeter on Farm Road 2190. The wreck took place when the driver of a 1989 Ford Crown Victoria, Marian E. O'Donnell, 72, of Washburn, entered into a curve in the roadway and started skidding. She struck a 2008 Ford F350, driven by Michael J. King, 43, of Cassville, who had pulled off the roadway trying to avoid the collision. O'Donnell was taken to St. John's Hospital-Cassville with minor injuries. Neither driver was wearing a seat belt.

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