by Sam Clanton


RUETER, Mo. – A man from Protem suffers life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 160 just north of Rueter in Taney County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 47-year-old Steven Skaggs was eastbound at 1:45 this (Friday) afternoon, when his pickup ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.

Skaggs was transported by ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield for treatment of serious injuries.