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Weekend crashes leave injuries

Monday, April 30, 2012

Four people were hurt in wrecks that occurred over the weekend.

Two Cassville residents, Charles R. Edwards, 57, and Jeanetta A. Phelps, 49, were seriously injured when the 1989 GMC S15, driven by Edwards, travelled off the roadway and struck a tree.

The crash occurred at 6 p.m. on Sunday on Farm Road 2180 about two miles east of Cassville.

Both were airlifted to Cox Hospital South in Springfield. Neither were wearing a seat belt.

Other crashes

* Two Shell Knob residents were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday on Interstate 44 about two miles east of Marshfield. The crash occurred when the driver of a 1997 Ford Ranger, Kyle L. Carpenter, 18, of Marshfield, made a lane change and drove into the path of a 2004 Honda Accord, driven by Karl Mitchler, 42, of Shell Knob. Mitchler swerved to avoid the Carpenter vehicle and struck the median barrier. A portion of the barrier broke free, striking the Carpenter vehicle in the driver's side door. Mitchler and a passenger in the his vehicle, Samantha S. Mitchler, 36, of Shell Knob, were taken by private vehicle to Mercy Hospital in Aurora with minor injuries. All parties involved in the wreck were wearing seat belts.

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