One hurt in broadside collision on Hwy. 60

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
A 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, headed west on Highway 60 on Feb. 5, struck a northbound 2008 Dodge Charger, at left, after the vehicle ran a red light. Contributed photo

Camera in vehicle showed car ran red light at Chapell Drive

A Wentworth man received disabling injuries in a two-vehicle crash that took place on Highway 60 at Chapell Drive on Feb. 5.

Monett Police Lt. Dennis Camp reported the crash took place at 8:05 a.m. Aaron Haught, 30, of Monett, was driving west on Highway 60 in a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. As he approached the Chapell Drive intersection, a northbound 2008 Dodge Charger, driven by Geoffrey Kramer, 47, of Wentworth, pulled into intersection and into the path of the Haught vehicle. A camera mounted on the Haught vehicle clearly showed a green light for east-west traffic, Camp said.

Kramer, who was not wearing a seat belt, received disabling injuries and was transported by ambulance to Cox Hospital South in Springfield. The air bag on the Kramer vehicle also deployed. Haught and his wife, Sara, both wore seat belts and were not injured.

Camp reported weather conditions had changed around the time of the crash, leaving snow and wet slush on the ground. A helicopter was not able to respond due to the weather conditions. Camp said officers determined the road conditions were not a factor in the crash.

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