A Monett firefighter was hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Leland Doss, 57, of Monett, received minor injuries while responding to a firefighter call in his 2008 Dodge Ram pickup, Doss was driving north on Farm Road 1090, four miles north of Monett, and overtaking a 2001 Plymouth Neon, driven by James Mondragon, 24, of Cassville. Mondragon's car changed lanes and struck the side on Doss's pickup. The impact forced the pickup off the roadway, where it struck a culvert and overturned several times before coming to a halt in the road on its top.
Doss, who was wearing a safety belt, was transported to Cox Monett Hospital for treatment. Mondragon was not hurt.
* Four people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 8:55 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, five miles east of Cassville. A southbound 2002 Ford F150 pickup, driver unknown, crossed the center line on Farm Road 1135 and collided head-on with a northbound 2004 Ford mini van, driven by Lisa Kalp, 48, of Cassville. Kalp and her passengers, Cameron Kalp, 16, and Nicole Kalp, 17, all received minor injuries and were taken to Mercy Hospital-Cassville for treatment. All were wearing safety belts. Phillip Reidle, 52, of Cassville, a passenger in the van, received serious injuries and was also transported to the Cassville hospital. He was not wearing a safety belt. The driver of the van fled on foot.