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Injuries follow string of wrecks

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

An Aurora man was seriously injured in a single vehicle wreck Tuesday on Interstate 44 about two miles east of Marshfield.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 4:27 a.m. when the driver of a 2005 GMC, Charles A. Dry, 26, of Aurora, fell asleep while driving and traveled off the right side of the highway, causing the vehicle to overturn.

A passenger in the vehicle, Charles L. Dry, 24, of Oldfield, was also seriously injured in the crash. Both men were transported by ambulance to Cox Hospital South in Springfield. Charles L. Dry was wearing a seat belt; Charles A. Dry was not.

Other wrecks

* Two Barry County men were seriously injured in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday on Highway 37 about a mile south of Cassville. The crash happened when the driver of a 1994 Ford Mustang, Johnathon M. Larson, 23, of Cassville, ran off the roadway and overturned. A passenger in the vehicle, Nathan D. Libertus, 22, of Eagle Rock, sustained serious injuries. Libertus was flown to Cox Hospital South in Springfield. Larson was taken to Mercy Hospital in Cassville. Neither was wearing a seat belt.

* Frederick A. Farwell, 48, of Aurora, sustained serious injuries in a crash that occurred at 7:10 p.m. on Monday on Farm Road 1190 about seven miles south of Aurora. The crash occurred when Farwell's vehicle, a 1989 Chevrolet S10, ran off the road and struck a tree. Farwell was flown to Mercy Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.

* Ronnie D. Harris, 28, of Aurora, sustained minor injuries in a crash that occurred at 7:05 p.m. on Monday on Farm Road 1190 about seven miles south of Aurora. The crash occurred when the 1989 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Harris, ran off the roadway and struck a tree. Harris was transported to Cox Hospital in Springfield with minor injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.



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