Mt. Vernon woman injured, arrested after wreck

Friday, October 23, 2015

Vehicle rear ends another, driver attempts to leave scene

A Mt. Vernon woman was injured and then arrested in a wreck at 6:45 p.m. on Highway 360, three miles west of Springfield.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Brenda Eaton, age unknown, of Mt. Vernon, was driving a 2005 Toyota Corolla westbound when her vehicle struck the rear of a 2005 Ford Escape, being driven by Lacie Cordova, 33, of Mt. Vernon.

Eaton then allegedly attempted to leave the scene, but ran off the roadway and struck a rock embankment.

Eaton suffered minor injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Cordova was not injured.

Eaton was arrested at 7:30 p.m. on charges of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, careless and imprudent driving involving an accident, and leaving the scene of an accident.

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