Two hurt in crashes Jan. 17

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A southwest Missouri man was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 10:49 p.m. on Tuesday on Highway 76 about three miles east of Cassville.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1993 Dodge pickup truck, James A. Lopez, 46, of Cassville, crossed the center line and struck a semi tractor- trailer driven by Daniel D. Ott, 47, of Aurora.

Lopez was flown to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin with serious injuries.

Other crashes

* Scott R. Crumm, 18, of Aurora, was injured when the 1994 Chevrolet he was driving went off the roadway and struck an embankment. The crash occurred at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday on Highway 37 one mile north of Reeds. Crumm was taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin with minor injuries.

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