Elderly Springfield Man Suffers Injuries from Crash



by Shannon Cay


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – An elderly man from Springfield has some injuries, after a crash north of Springfield on Saturday evening.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 81-year-old Vernon Swearengin was driving  south on Highway 13 at 6:45 p.m. Troopers say 24-year-old Alex Smith, headed westbound, failed to yield when he attempted to cross the highway .

According to the online crash report, Smith then went off the road and hit a culvert, but wasn’t hurt. Authorities say Swearengin, however, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield via ambulance.




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