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Monett men hurt in crash

Friday, February 24, 2012

Two Monett men were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 11 p.m. last night on Highway 60 and Chapell Drive in Monett.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred when the driver of a 1996 Buick, Wayne L. Norris, 74, of Monett, was traveling the wrong direction on a divided highway and struck a 2012 Freightliner, driven by Jeffrey D. Myers, 42, of Monett, head on.

Both drivers were taken by ambulance to Cox Hospital South in Springfield with moderate injuries. Norris was not wearing a seat belt, and Myers was.

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We that have C.D.L.s must retest every year after 70.Mayb it's time to implyment the same for all drivers?

-- Posted by Soujerner on Mon, Feb 27, 2012, at 8:20 AM

I am writing in response the accident regarding Mr. Wayne Norris. There is alot more to this story. The driver of this vehicle not only was in the wrong lane before he hit the freightliner. He drove several miles from side to side, ditch to ditch and by some miracle did not kill anyone. I was in the vehicle behind him and reported his driving. I am amazed at what he was doing for so long and that no one was hurt. I would be interested to know the reason for his irratic actions. If he was ill I hope he got help. If he was intoxicated I hope he pays dearly for what he could have caused. It could have had a very tragic ending, but luckily due to the late hour there wasn't much traffic. I do want to commend the highway patrol for arriving so quickly and trying to take control of the situation despite the driver ignoring the patrolman and not stopping until he hit the truck. I do hope Mr. Myers was not injured badly.

-- Posted by CHunt on Thu, Mar 1, 2012, at 4:14 PM

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