by Tim Church


NIXA, Mo. – A man from Merriam Woods is cited for assault and driving while intoxicated following a two vehicle crash early Saturday morning, three miles south of Nixa in Christian County.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 20-year-old Anthony Schroeder was traveling southbound on Highway 160 at 2:30 a.m., when he crossed the center line and struck a northbound vehicle head-on being operated by 43-year-old Ancelmo Lemus of Berryville, Arkansas.

Lemus and a passenger, 48-year-old Maria Lemus were transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield to be treated for their respective moderate injuries.

Schroeder was transported to Cox Hospital in Springfield to be treated for his moderate injuries. According to the online arrest report, he is being charged with 2nd Degree Felony Assault and DWI.