Car Runs into Train Injuring One

thumb_7b888cd30b92053One person is hurt in a crash involving a locomotive operated by a man from Nixa.

State troopers say 67-year-old Melvin Souders of Neosho was eastbound on Gazelle Road five miles west of Neosho at 11:30 this morning, when his vehicle failed to yield and was struck by a northbound train driven by 53-year-old Kevin Smith of Nixa.

Souders was taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin for treatment of moderate injuries. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt, according to the Highway Patrol


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